Kim Bailey trains Emily Gray
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First Flow, in the Harry Topper silks, looked another exciting talent as he slammed his rivals in the Grade Two Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices’ Hurdle at Haydock.

A field of six lined-up, with Waterlord soon to the fore from Lostintranslation and First Flow.

With a circuit to run, Waterlord continued in front with First Flow moving second, then came Lostintranslation and Lisdoonvarna Lad, Mcgowan’s Pass and Midnight Shadow.

At the halfway point, First Flow joined Waterlord up front and the pair moved a couple of lengths clear at the fourth from home.

First Flow and David Bass moved on from there and turned into the home straight a couple of lengths ahead of Waterlord, who rallied as they approached the third last.

However, First Flow jumped and travelled much the better and extended his advantage heading to the last.

He was untidy, but the Kim Bailey trained First Flow kept on relentlessly to win with ease, with Midnight Shadow staying on for second, ahead of Lisdoonvarna Lad.

The six year old was completing a hat-trick of wins over hurdles.