Back In Focus: the latest Graded jumps winner by Bob BackPICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)
Haydock: further tribute paid to Bob Back
Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2), 3m, 4yo+
BACK IN FOCUS (6 g Bob Back - Dun Belle by Over The River)
Breeder: Mrs A. Connolly in Ireland
THE recently deceased Bob Back was again to the fore on Saturday when Back In Focus, who is out of the high-class chaser Dun Belle, foiled hot favourite Court In Motion to take this Grade 2.
His victory followed the game runner-up effort of another of the stallion's runners, Tornado Bob, in Ascot's opening novice hurdle, which was won by Sonofvic.
This is the second consecutive weekend that a major race has fallen to a son of Bob Back following the victory of Saludos in the Grade 2 Flyingbolt Novice Chase at Navan last Sunday.
Unsold for €17,000 at the 2008 Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale, Back In Focus is a brother to hurdles winner Bobsthewizard and out of Dun Belle, who ran second to Dorans Pride in the 1998 Hennessy CognacGold Cup.