What a fantastic day yesterday at Uttoxeter with Ambassador winning in good style under a super ride from Harry Atkins who literally stole it with a well judged and confident front running ride. Harry settled Ambassador in front as they turned away with a full circuit ahead of them and they never saw another rival with Ambassador jumping for fun under his confident jockey.
Big excitement for our Racing Club and a huge thanks to David Parry who leased Ambassador to our Racing Club and generously extended the lease by 48 hours, after it ran out, for him to run in this race that looked perfect for him. I’m sure the reception Harry & Ambassador received was as loud as any yesterday afternoon at Uttoxeter!
We have spaces available in our Racing Club and our members have so much fun for £500/year – we have a summer picnic, often at Worcester Racecourse, we have a Christmas gathering where Members are encouraged to wear Christmas Jumpers plus various yard visits. In addition, we limit numbers so that tickets when our horses run are very likely – in fact, I don’t think we’ve ever let a member down who has wanted to go as racecourses are generous and we try and work our magic! Lots of our members have made great friends with fellow members too through the years – it’s not just winners we have but lots of fun! Get in touch to find out more.
Matt Capp brought his Australian brother in this morning to watch the horses on the gallops, meet the team and they also went across to see Robsam who is due to come back into training next month after suffering a tendon injury. Fingers crossed we can get him safely back to the track as Matt has been very patient with him and he’s a real favourite in the yard too.
We head to Southwell today with Duke of Luckley (Sean Bowen) in the 2 mile Handicap Chase for Owners for Owners. He’s wearing a visor for the first time (which worked with Ambassador yesterday!) in the hope that it will focus his mind a bit more. He’s in great form and we are hopeful of another solid run in what looks a competitive race.