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Michael and Max triumph as racing returns

18/1/10 - The thaw arrived in time to allow jump racing to proceed at Kempton, where two sons of Kayf Tara stole the show.

On the day that jump racing returned to Britain after an enforced absence during adverse weather conditions, Mad Max, not seen on the racecourse since the Cheltenham Festival last March, ensured that the wait had been worthwhile for owner/breeder Paul Murphy and his co-owner Carole Skipworth. Now eight, the Nicky Henderson-trained gelding posted a near perfect round of jumping on his chasing debut to draw four-and-a-half lengths clear of his rivals in the two-mile novices’ chase. Mad Max now has a clean sweep of wins in each National Hunt discipline of bumpers, hurdles and steeplechases and has won five of his six starts.

A little under two hours later, Michael Flips put in a similarly assured performance in the Lanzarote Hurdle. Trainer Andy Turnell feared the icy spell had left his six-year-old short of work but this did not appear to be the case as he bounded home the eight-length winner. Bred by Mrs J B Sweeney, Michael Flips was purchased for £200,000 as a four-year-old winning point-to-pointer at Brightwells’ Cheltenham sale. He has subsequently won three times under rules and has been placed in a Listed hurdle race at Ascot.