New Year Round-Up
Posted on 04th January 2016
Well the festivities are finally over here and it’s business as usual here at David Dennis Racing.
It was a busy couple of weeks with runners in all parts of the UK and the horses have been running very well.
Anginola showed a renewed effort on Boxing Day finishing 2nd in the Mount & Minster Chartered Surveyors & Land Agents Selling Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen under James Banks for owners Help With Numbers.
It was great to see Wade Harper get off the mark over hurdles. Having run promisingly on a couple of occasions and then suffering a fall at Haydock on his previous start he thoroughly deserved his win at Doncaster on December 29th when landing the betdaq.com 50% Commission Refund “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle under Noel Fehily and he is a very exciting horse for the future. Godsmejudge also ran well at the Yorkshire track on the same day with an improved effort to finish 2nd in the Betdaq – Serious About Sport Handicap Chase giving a massive 15lb away to the winner!
December 30th saw the team split between two tracks as Cyclop went North to Haydock and Daulys Anthem & Norse Light travelled South to a very soggy Taunton which after surviving a 12pm inspection went ahead in very water sodden ground. However this didn’t prove too much of an inconvenience to Norse Light who battled on gamely to finish 2nd under yard conditional Gareth Malone, while it was all a little too much for Daulys Anthem who didn’t appreciate the going one little bit. Meanwhile Cyclop put up a good effort in the marathon Last Fling Chase to finish 4th under Aidan Coleman.
It was then 2016 before the next runners where Horizontal Speed ran a much happier race than of late after a switch back to hurdles to finish 4th in the BetBright Casino Handicap Hurdle under Brian Hughes on New Years Day at Cheltenham. Whilst Horizontal Speed stayed relatively local to home, racecourse debutant Zammia made the journey to Exeter for the bumper where the ground took it’s toll on all of the strung out runners but Zammia stuck to his task to finish 3rd under Wayne Hutchinson for owner Muhammad Nadeem Khan.
Another to make a yard debut for us was Crazy on Sunday 3rd January who finished 3rd in the Play Scoop6Soccer Every Week Fillies’ Handicap at Chelmsford under Martin Lane for new owners The Joaly Partnership. It was Crazy’s first run back after having a foal by Cityscape and being previous winner under both codes looks sure to give her connections plenty of fun throughout the New Year.