Phil Simmonds landed his first Romford Puppy Cup as Grays Cup Winner (Tyrur Big Mike-Lizzylegit, Mar 17) made it five wins from nine races, and went unbeaten throughout the event.

Making the most of a draw on the inside of closest rival, Calzaghe Flash, the 34 kilo took control from the first bend.

Click on result to watch replay      Phil Simmonds review of the big race

Grays Cup Winner. Coral Puppy Cup presentation: Tony Tucker (right, friend of owner Jimmy Jordan) and daughter Kizzie hold the trophy with (from left) the training team of Sara Wallwin, Phil Simmonds, Luke Staunton and Nathan Hunt.
Romford 23rd November 2018
Photo: © Steve Nash