HOUSE ISLAND went off at a bigger price than his record deserved, having twice finished runner-up and ahead of 12-1 shot Madiba Passion last time,
and he battled gamely to land the Listed bumper at Newbury for Paul Webber and Owners Economic Security 1. Having tried to make all he was overtaken by the strong-travelling Nobby, with his winning chance seemingly gone, but rallied pluckily and outstayed his rival. He rates a useful hurdling prospect. He was purchased at the November 2018 Sale from Mickley Stud – congratulations to all involved.