But he put that unfortunate experience behind him by giving Red Man a confident ride to beat Jimmys Duky
by 24 lengths in the two-mile test.
The festival now beckons for the former winning Irish point-to-pointer, who, being from the family of top hunter Rolls Rambler and Eider Chase winner David's Duky
, could one day prove a live National horse.
Barton Sun has been in good form and put up a decent performance at Newcastle when he defeated Jimmys Duky
by a length and a half in January.
The story of Trafford Lad begins 11 years ago when the senior Edwards purchased the gelding's dam, a Duky
mare named Another Shuil.
The 7-4 favourite took advantage of a bad error from Jimmys Duky
at the final fence to grind out a length-and-a-quarter triumph over Marshall Hall.
seems to be getting his act together and his Newcastle fourth to Mr Prickle from 6lb out of the handicap wasn't a bad effort.
The chestnut, who shares his sire with the great Moscow Flyer and, like that horse, is out of a Duky
mare, was bought by Peria Stud man Pat Connell on behalf of owner Pat Betts.
Gino Carenza was always handy on the diminutive gelding as Jimmys Duky
made the running with Zibeline, the 10-11 favourite, held up on the inside.
Lot 432, a four-year-old Moscow Society gelding out of a Duky
He should win races in due course as should Jimmys Duky
who has shown ability in two starts this term and is one to bear in mind when he goes into novice handicaps.
1978 Buckskin, who has been sent to Peter Walwyn's this year from France by owner-breeder Daniel Wildenstein, wins at the second attempt for his new yard as Yves Saint-Martin brings him home three lengths clear of Duky
and Alfred Gibert in the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp.
His best horses included David's Duky
, who won the 1992 Eider Chase, and long-serving sprinter Fire Dome, whose five wins during the 2000 season included the Vodafone Data Handicap at Epsom on Derby Day.
Joyce bred Moscow Flyer out of the Duky
Moscow Flyer's dam Meelick Lady, by Duky
, was his only mare registered in his name.
92 4P31 David's Duky
(24oh) 10 10-0 129 16-1 A S Reid won Warwick handicap chase (3m4f)