Summit Reaches Top Form
Posted on 13th January 2015
It goes without saying that we were thrilled that Steel Summit racked up a hat trick of winners on Friday (9th January) with another win in the Betdaq No Premium Charge Handicap Hurdle at Doncaster.
The 6yo Craigsteel gelding was always at the head of affairs but really asserted his authority down the home straight to pull clear from the rest of the field and take the honours by an impressive 18 lengths being eased down.
We were particularly pleased for new owners Rose Farm Developments who purchased 50% of Steel Summit in joint ownership with Favourites Racing just earlier last week and has since provided them with two nice wins and is entered to run again later this week.
Welsh Grand National winning jockey Aidan Coleman was aboard Steel Summit at Doncaster and in his previous winning run at Taunton just two days earlier.
Coleman who is a regular jockey to David Dennis Racing, is unfortunately set to face an inquiry by the BHA into his use of the whip during the Welsh Grand National, later this week.
Having given numerous horses of ours fantastic rides over the past 15 months and providing us with plenty of winners we sincerely hope that common sense will prevail in this matter and that no further action will be taken against a man who is an outstanding jockey and a true horseman. Best wishes Aidan.
Saturday saw Key To The West & Ballybough Pat make the journey to Kempton. Key To The West ran a cracker of a race in the William Hill – Download The App Handicap Chase to finish 3rd under Tom Scudamore in a thrilling finish where only a short head and a head split the first three home. This was a very pleasing effort and the Westerner gelding has really found his feet over fences now.
The William Hill Lanzarote Hurdle saw the long awaited return to the track of Ballybough Pat after over 20 months off the racecourse. The huge Waky Nao gelding gave a pleasing performance under Jamie Bargary where he was up with the pace for much of the race and jumping superbly before eventually finishing 8th. He has come out of the race brilliantly and is sure to come on for that initial outing. Ballybough Pat remains an exciting prospect for the rest of the season and into the future.