Native River team on the mark at Exeter with Golden Sunrise

Colin Tizzard

Golden Sunrise made it sixth-time lucky when leading home a one-two for trainer Colin Tizzard in the 188Bet Daily Racing Specials "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle at Exeter.

Taking over matters at the last, the 2-1 shot, carrying the Brocade Racing colours of leading Gold Cup contender Native River, held off the late rally of stablemate Mount Rushmoore by three-quarters of a length.

Owner Garth Broom said of the Paddy Brennan-ridden winner: "I can't believe this, what a two days. He is a work in progress. We've always liked him but he is very green. As a youngster he didn't stop growing and when we first ran him over hurdles, he was so green."

Broom added:"Hopefully he might be a Gold Cup horse further down the line. He is out of a half-sister to Kicking King."