Duke of Luckley WINS at Southwell

It was absolutely fabulous to get Duke of Luckley back into the Winners’ Enclosure yesterday at Southwell after 235 days off the track under a superbly positive ride from James Best. Ground is key to him which is one reason why we didn’t run him over the winter but he’s also not been the easiest to train and it is with thanks to our physios Maggie Turner and Hannah Steedman and our team here that he is back to top form.

He relished the good ground and absolutely jumped for fun eventually winning by 3 1/4 lengths much to the delight of his supportive owners Pat Cornell (pictured below), Jon Hughes, Stefan Hibbett, Mike Wright, Paul Davis, John Finch and in the colours of BHA Chairman, Joe Saumarez-Smith, who we hope it was a welcome tonic for.

Carina leads up her first winner on her first lead up!

We will keep going with Duke over the summer and he should give his patient syndicate plenty of fun and hopefully lots more success too. Well done everyone.



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