BASIL Brindley died just over a year ago. One of the best known and loved members of the racing and hunting fraternity, he was also a successful breeder and he is brought to mind following the recent victory of Ballyadam at Downpatrick.

This five-year-old son of the deceased Fame And Glory (Montjeu) was not bred by Basil, but rather by Pat Connell. Winner on his only outing in a point-to-point, he was sold to Gordon Elliott for £330,000 last November at Cheltenham and now races in the increasingly prominent colours in National Hunt racing of Cheveley Park Stud. This was his second start for them and his rider Jamie Codd was fulsome in his praise for the winner.