Racing Memories: Viking Flagship – Fantastic 2 Miler

VIKING FLAGHSHIP first appeared in 1990, but it wasn’t until he switched to David Nicholson’s yard that his true class appeared, and boy was it CLASS. The video above is the 1995 Melling Chase at Aintree, and was fought against other greats of the time Martha’s Son and Deep Sensation, but Viking Flagship spent many years running in the top races and knocked up a double in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, as well as taking the Melling Chase twice, the Castleford twice, and the Game Spirit twice.

I have some wonderful memories of this horse, especially his excellent runs in the Queen Mother Champion Chase battling with the likes of Deep Sensation, Remittance Man, Travado, Wonder Man and many others over the years.

This is probably his greatest moment in the 1994 Queen Mother Champion Chase