We passed two milestones on Saturday when Git Maker won at Newcastle. Not only is that a personal best in terms of winners in a season, it also completed the full set of a winner at every jumps track in the UK. An incredible team effort with some wonderfully loyal owners, a great team of staff, and lovely horses….I am very lucky.
Git Maker has now won three times from four starts under rules, and he won under a double penalty on Saturday, which takes some doing despite Kevin Brogan taking 3lbs off. He will be a lovely staying novice chaser for next season, and is certainly one to look forward to after a well-deserved summer holiday.
Git Maker wins for the third time this season to give us a PB of 47 winners,
and a winner at every jumps track in the UK.
Another horse who has earned a lovely holiday is Legends Ryde who won for the third time this season at Fontwell on Friday under an inspired ride from Tom O’Brien. She is a GB bred mare and qualifies for the GB Bonus scheme (GBB) and has won an amazing £60,000 in bonuses this season to add to her near £30,000 in prize money.
Legends Ryde wins for the third time this season under a lovely ride from Tom O'Brien.
I was delighted with Arbennig who was 2nd over fences at Stratford under a positive ride from Gavin. Arbennig hadn’t shown a great deal since being 3rd on his racecourse debut in a bumper, and it’s nice to see the penny is beginning to drop, and he looks sure to keep improving now.
Arbennig is 2nd on virtually his first handicap chase start.
Hardy Du Seuil also hit the crossbar last week for the third time this season, but having won twice and been 2nd in a Grade 2, he has also had a wonderful season, and is off on his holidays now too.
Having lost his confidence over fences, it was lovely to see College Oak running well to be 3rd over hurdles at Ffos Las last week. He’ll stay on the go for the moment through the spring. Whilst, Howdilyoudo was also 3rd last week on her seasonal return, and I look forward to seeing her over fences this summer.
It promises to be a busy Easter as we head to Cheltenham tomorrow with a couple in Class 2 events, and Up For Parol heads to Kempton, whilst we’ve a few entries over the weekend….lets hope this momentum can keep rolling until the season ends in 10 days time.