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Saturday 30th March 2024 - five more winners takes us to 45 for the season

30-March-2024 19:38
in General
by Admin

Golden Maverick deservedly got his head in front in some style when bolting up at Haydock last week.  He is a progressive young juvenile, and he might well take up his chance in the Grey Bomber Juvenile Hurdle Series Final at Musselburgh next week on route to the £100, 000 novice handicap final at Sandown at the end of the season. 

Golden Maverick wins at Haydock.

We topped and tailed the card at Chepstow last week, and I was thrilled that Double Click won again for the Foxtrot partnership, and for young Will Featherstone who gave him a lovely ride to come from last to first.  That was Will’s fourth winner, and he only has one win left on his 10lbs claim now.   

Double Click wins under young Will Featherstone.

Gavin then gave La Marquise the most wonderful ride to win the bumper under a penalty.  She is a very smart horse, and we might let her take her chance in the Grade 2 mares bumper at the Aintree Festival next. 

La Marquise wins under a penalty at Chepstow.

Jack Sprat doubled his tally of winners this season when stepping up to 3m for the first time at Huntingdon earlier this week.   He has improved and progressed all season, and promises to be even better over a fence next season, which is exciting.

Jack Sprat wins again at Huntingdon.

We’ve got a strong team of young horses this season, and we had another debut bumper winner on Thursday as Laurens Bay won at Fontwell.  It was a lovely performance and another top ride from Gavin, and he looks a hugely exciting horse to go novice hurdling with next season. 

Laurens Bay wins a bumper on his racecourse debut.

Of our other recent runners, I was pleased to see Regarde back on track when 2nd at Huntingdon.  After a brace of novice handicap victories, he took a nasty fall at Ffos Las, so it was lovely to see him running so well again, and jumping from fence to fence.  Our Military Gold Cup hero, Farceur Du Large ran a belter when 5th in the Midlands National earlier this month.  He jumped from fence to fence, but perhaps didn’t quite see out the extended 4m on very deep ground.