Easter Bank Holiday Round-Up
Posted on 29th March 2016
We had runners in virtually every corner of the country over the Easter period and the horses have definitely been running with a ‘Spring’ in their step.
Last Thursday 24th March saw Scot Daddy make his hurdling debut at Ludlow where he jumped well under Sam Twiston-Davies and travelled into the race nicely before eventually finishing 9th. This first time effort was pleasing and he is sure to benefit from this early experience over obstacles.
With no runners on Good Friday, we then sent Cyclop North to Haydock on Easter Saturday where he was back to his old self finishing 2nd under Jamie Bargary in the Tim Molony Handicap Chase, running a big race once again. Cyclop will now take a well earned Summer break after a busy Winter campaign before returning in the Autumn once the wet ground returns in earnest.
Easter Sunday was again runner free before Bank Holiday Monday saw us sending 3 runners to three different tracks.
Lucky Jim was the first of Monday’s runners to line up and despite finding the ground a little too sticky for his liking at Market Rasen, ran all the way to the line to finish a gallant 2nd under Aidan Coleman in the Racing UK Profits Returned To Racing Chase, going down by just 1/2 length and giving 8lb away to the winner.
A long trip to Fakenham was on the cards for Dylan’s Storm where he made a return to the track after a Winter break for new owners Miss Isabella Lysaght & Partner and ran a great race in defeat to again finish runner up. Dylan’s Storm was always up with the pace in the Cecil And Sheila Buttifant Memorial Novices’ Handicap Hurdle under Mikey Ennis and he continues to progress nicely over hurdles.
Our last runner of the day was Kenstone who having made the journey all the way up to Redcar seemingly got stuck in the heavy ground under Silvestre De Sousa to finish 13th and there is sure to be far more to come from him yet based on his previous all-weather from.