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Wednesday 19th April 2023 - another winner, and thrills and spills of Aintree

19-April-2023 20:54
in General
by Admin

It was great to see Double Click landing a maiden hurdle at Wincanton on Sunday for Foxtrot Racing.  He improved from his debut two weeks earlier, and appreciated the stronger gallop back over 2m and he showed a lovely attitude to win going away.  He’s the type to improve and progress and should make up into a lovely chaser too. 

Double Click wins the maiden hurdle at Wincanton.

We were close to having a double at Wincanton, as Jack Sprat was only just denied when finishing 2nd under another good ride from Gavin.  Jack Sprat has shown promise, but he is a big immature individual, who should really benefit from a summer holiday now. 

Unfortunately, we didn’t have much luck at Aintree last week.  It is notoriously difficult to do the Cheltenham/ Aintree double, and You Wear It Well lacked a bit of the ‘sharpness’ she had at Cheltenham and was a bit outpaced on the better spring ground, but still did well to be 5th in the Grade 1 against the boys.  Ga Law ran a bit flat as well, but both have had wonderful seasons and deserve a nice summer holiday now.  Whilst Kiltealy Briggs was running a lovely race in the Topham over the Grand National fences before taking a knock at the 3rd last. 

Phone Home made a promising racecourse debut when 4th in a NH Development Hurdle race, and looks a nice type for novice hurdles next season, whilst Milldam was also 4th under a penalty, and now qualifies for the £100k series final at Sandown on the last day of the season.