Trip Across The Border Made Worthwhile With A Winner!
Posted on 01st December 2014
Last Friday saw Un Anjou and Anginola make the long trip to Musselburgh Racecourse near Edinburgh.
The pair left on Thursday lunchtime to make the 6 1/2 hour journey to Scotland where they could relax overnight before their races the next day.
Anginola ran first in the maiden mares hurdle where she jumped with a lot more confidence to finish 7th in a race where they all finished relatively bunched up.
Un Anjou ran in the 2.20, a handicap chase over 2m where he tracked the leaders for much of the way before taking up the lead just after 3 out. The French 6yo by Panoramic jumped well the whole way and despite a challenge late on by fancied runner Chestnut Ben, put his head down and battled well to get up by a neck.
Un Anjou is such a tough consistent horse who is rarely out of the frame, was winning for the first time in nearly twelve months, off a mark 12lb higher than his previous win and provided the handicapper is not to harsh on him should be able to find another opportunity soon whilst he is in such good heart.
Another horse that ran well recently was Set The Trend who made his hurdling debut at Doncaster last Friday. Set The Trend is super consistent on the flat and we hope he can continue to have a future over hurdles after making a promising start to finish 7th in a field of 18 in a Novice Hurdle contest beaten only 9 1/2 lengths.
Tyre Hill Lady also put up a decent effort when finishing 3rd last Thursday in a Mares Novices Hurdle at Uttoxeter in heavy ground. She has now completed three starts and should gain her handicap mark which will hopefully give her the opportunity to find a race soon.
The horses all seem to be running really well which is what we all need here at David Dennis Racing after the sad loss of Golan To War earlier last week at Lingfield. The talented 5yo was running in a Novices hurdle when he fell fatally at the fourth flight of hurdles.
It is always heart breaking to lose a horse from the yard and all of the team and connections were deeply saddened by losing such a lovely horse with huge potential.