Harald leads them a merry dance

Last updated at 19:38 02 February 2008


King Harald has the Cheltenham Festival

and the Scottish National on the agenda

after gaining an all-the-way triumph in the

four-mile handicap chase at Doncaster.

None of his rivals could get in a blow as

the 10-year-old simply ran and jumped

them into the ground.

King Harald

Still clear over the last fence, he won by

five lengths from Irish challenger Aka Jake,

with Leading Man third.

"He jumped for fun and loves this good

ground," said trainer Mark Bradstock.

"He still has one of four screws left in his

leg after he broke it in a fall.

"We had to take three out as they were

annoying him."

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