Ziga Boy, the dual Skybet Chase winner, is dead

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August 13

Gone but not forgotten. That is 10-year-old Ziga Boy, Alan’s dual Skybet Handicap Chase winner who sadly broke a leg last week and had to be put down.

Ziga Boy missed a whole season through injury after landing the Skybet, formerly known as the Great Yorkshire Chase, at Doncaster in 2017, and the popular front-running grey never recaptured his top form in three runs this year, last being seen at Uttoxeter in May.

He did win in testing ground in France before he joined Alan, but he was always so much more effective on a sound surface, which is probably why he reserved his best form for Town Moor, the scene of three of his four wins over fences for Barbury.