THREE National Hunt training yards in Cheshire are glowing after several wins in recent days. With Ginger McCain's Grand National winner Amberleigh House set for a return to his beloved Aintree this weekend for the Becher Chase, there's every chance of further success.
Ginger chalked up another winner before the big weekend ahead, with a first-time victory for his four-year-old novice hurd-ler Investment Affair. In the horse's three previous starts over obstacles, after racing on the Flat, he improved each time.
But Cheshire's successes were not confined to Ginger's yard at Cholmondeley.
Richard Ford, at Little Bud-worth, was in celebratory mood after Lantern Lad grabbed an exciting victory at Uttoxeter.
Turning into the home straight, it might have seemed an unlikely success with the eight-year-old chaser in line with the favourite and a gambled-on Irish raider.
But the hope of Ireland didn't get over the third-last fence and the favourite weakened after making the running, leaving Richard's horse to claim the glory.
The next racing at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is on Friday, November 26 with the first race at 1.10pm.