What an amazing 28 hours for our Team! Our double at Worcester on Sunday was quickly followed up by a double at Southwell yesterday, an unbelievable 28 hours.
Pinnacle Peak was our first runner at Southwell in the Join Southwell Golf Club Handicap Hurdle over 3 miles with Sean Bowen in the saddle. Having tracked the leaders they took it up approaching the last and kept on well to win by 4 1/4 lengths posting his first ever success. I’m hopeful he will build on that success and gain some confidence from it.
Our second runner was Dreamsundermyfeet who ran in the 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle which was restricted to Conditional Jockeys therefore Rex Dingle, who has ridden winners for his owners ‘Owners for Owners’ before, took the ride. They were always handy and went into the lead at an early stage and eventually won as they liked, with Rex easing him down to win by a luxurious 16 lengths. Again, his first winner in 10 attempts – he’s only 6 and is a big strapping chasing sort so has an exciting future ahead of him. I’ve had a few enquiries about his name…. chosen by George Thornton, whose colours have been picked out of the hat for this season. It is inspired by the lovely Yeats poem Cloths of Heaven and George says that’s exactly where he has been since he won!
Joe Richardson, who is a member of the Foxtrot Racing Syndicate that owns Pay The Woman, mentioned to us on Sunday after her 2nd win since joining us a couple of months ago, that we are ‘making people’s dreams come true’. How we enjoy doing that too! What a magical 28 hours!
At Newton Abbot Brianna Rose didn’t disappoint either. Running in her 2nd National Hunt Flat Race, we were unsure as to whether she would handle the softening ground but she was fresh and well and the ground was safe for her to have her second run before a summer holiday. James Best, once again, in the saddle, she showed a professional attitude and just bumped into quite a smart looking David Pipe horse but they were 14 lengths ahead of the rest of the field. James reported she didn’t handle the soft ground but her fabulous attitude kept us her in the race. She’s an exciting mare for the future and owner Matthew Baker understandably thrilled.
We didn’t run Mr Mafia as the ground went against him.
Our last 5 runners therefore read WINNER WINNER WINNER SECOND WINNER – 9 winners so far and up into 13th in the Trainers’ Championship. A huge thank you to the ongoing support of our fabulous owners and our hard working team here.