KARKY SCHULTZ battled his way to a thrilling victory at Taunton this afternoon. He won by a neck from Via Galilei who had cruised to the front at the second last hurdle looking to be going much the better. However KARKY SCHULTZ really stuck his neck out from the last to the line to put his head in front in the last strides. Paddy Brennan gave him another fine ride to go with the ride that he gave KARKY SCHULTZ at Kempton on 15 January. I am delighted for everyone concerned. The whole team at Park Lodge have been working very hard lately. Ian and Kathryn went with KARKY SCHULTZ to Taunton and have had a long but successful day. Well done to them. Kathryn rides him most days and Ian looks after him. Well done also to his owners, Harold Nass and Robert Abel, another well-deserved victory for them.