'I just thought he was way too good a type for Class Five'
Medic Champion's form line said 17 starts for no wins, but new trainer Tony Cruz couldn't have been more bullish before the five-year-old towelled the Class Five field he met in the opener. Cruz took over Medic Champion from Paul O'Sullivan and said he was only too pleased with what he saw when the gelding arrived, despite having sunk to a 20 rating. 'He's a lovely big horse, a good character and I just thought he was way too good a type for Class Five,' Cruz said after Matthew Chadwick took him to the front and took the first half of his own double by almost three lengths. 'I didn't think it mattered what distance or what was in the race, I was confident he would win.'