Boxing Day Double Delight
Posted on 31st December 2014
Boxing Day saw us have five runners across three different meetings. Un Anjou travelled to Wincanton to finish 5th in the 2m handicap chase whilst Angus Glens made his way to Wolverhampton where he was 7th over 1m4f on the all-weather surface but it was at Huntingdon’s post Christmas meeting where our horses really shone.
We sent Cyclop, Steel Summit and Doctor Phoenix to the Cambridgeshire course where we were delighted to take home a first double for David Dennis Racing!
Cyclop was first up in the Fellowes Farm Equine Clinic Limited Handicap Hurdle, the third race on the card. Given a confident ride by Trevor Whelan, the 3yo was handy throughout before sticking to his task well to take up the running after three out and land the first leg of the double by 3 lengths giving 5lb away to the 2nd horse.
Cyclop, a previous winner in France before joining DD Racing earlier this year, is part owned by racing enthusiast Professor Lorna Hardwick and has been consistent in his runs in the UK showing improvement with every start.
He’s a hardy little horse who stays very well and jumps brilliantly and only being a 3yo is continuing strengthen all the time and is a horse with an exciting future ahead of him.
We didn’t have to wait long for our next winner as Steel Summit lined up in the very next race, the Boongate Kia Sportage Novices’ Handicap Chase over 2m 41/2 f. The 5yo Craigsteel gelding showed plenty of enthusiasm and jumped exceptionally well to lead virtually the whole way and duly coast home by 9 lengths under Leighton Aspell for Favourites Racing, giving a whopping 12lb away to the second horse.
Doctor Phoenix was our very last runner of 2014 when he took part in the Boongate Kia Motability Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race. He ran well to finish 3rd after over a year off the track and remains a horse with a bright future ahead of him.
We were thrilled to achieve our first double before the end of the year and hope that 2015 can provide us with plenty of success and that the horses continue to run well. We look forward to some exciting times ahead!
Happy New Year Everyone.