MONDAY'S 13-hour round trip to the Fakenham racecourse, in Norfolk, proved worthwhile for Selkirk’s Coltherd Racing team, with Achill Road Boy finishing second in the ROA/Racing Post Owners' Jackpot Handicap Steeplechase to pick up £1200 in prizemoney, writes John Smail.

Trained by Stuart Coltherd at his Clarilawmuir yard, and ridden by Stuart’s son Sam, Achill Road Boy battled gamely in the heavy going but eventually had to give second best to the Olly Murphy-trained Wood Pigeon.

Monday’s second placing followed an outstanding run at Haydock Park on Saturday by the Clarilawmuir yard’s top steeplechaser, Captain Redbeard.

Expertly piloted by Sam Coltherd, Captain Redbeard finished second behind The Dutchman in the feature race of the day at Haydock Park, the Grade 2 Peter Marsh Handicap Chase.