Waley-Cohens out of luck6th March 2013
Robert and Sam Waley-Cohen were out of luck at Catterick with Rumbavu, who could only finish second in the John Wade Skip Hire Novices´ Hunters´ Chase to 50-1 chance Killary Bay.
Rumbavu, a winner of five point-to-points, was making his debut under Rules and was sent off the 11-8 favourite to give the Waley-Cohens a confidence boost ahead of Long Run's bid to regain the Cheltenham Gold Cup next week.
It was Waley-Cohen senior's first runner as a trainer at Catterick and Gold Cup-winning jockey Sam's first ride at the Richmondshire venue. Having travelled keenly early, the seven-year-old lost his place on the home turn before staying on again to grab second but well behind the Harriet Bethell-ridden winner.