There are those special moments in sport when you stand open-mouthed, simply in awe at what you are witnessing. Sunday at Carlisle Racecourse was one of those moments.

Rising star Lostintranslation quite simply produced a jumping masterclass to win our most prestigious race – The Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Handicap.

Colin Tizzard’s seven-year-old dominated from start to finish, hardly touching a twig on his way round as he imperiously rose above the fences to claim a victory that was never in doubt.

Of course, in doing so he not only emulated such racing greats as Many Clouds, by winning this coveted Class One race, but he also cemented his place as a genuine Gold Cup contender.

Lostintranslation is now as short as 7/1 for Cheltenham’s blue ribband steeplechase.

The deafening cheers from racecgoers as he returned to the parade ring after the race clearly showed what those who had just seen the race felt – this is a superstar in the making.

Colin’s son and assistant Joe, who saddled Lostintranslation on the day, wasted no time in declaring this special horse “our next big thing”

Joe said: “He’s a big lad and has a lot of power, but he’s also a clever horse who makes it look effortless.”

He certainly does.

Lostintranslation will next race at Haydock Park and then the King George VI chase, in December, before the Gold Cup in March.

I for one cannot wait to see what this special horse does next. After his performance here who would bet against him for the Gold Cup?

Outside of Sunday’s big race I was delighted to see so many local trainers and connections in the winner’s enclosure.

Glenduff, trained at Nicky Richards’, made a superb hurdling debut as he claimed the day’s opening race, while Dianne Sayer’s Frightened Rabbit won his third race of the season.

And Maurice Barnes was all smiles as his eight-year-old chaser Bafana Blue romped home by six lengths to win the 3m 2f Cumberland Handicap Steeplechase.

Our next meeting comes on Monday. As this coincides with Remembrance Day, we are delighted to announce that all members of the Armed Forces, serving personnel and veterans, together with members of the Royal British Legion, can get in free on the day. It would be great to see you all here.

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