DONCASTER DELIGHT FOR O’BRIEN SYNDICATE
Fergal O’Brien is enjoying a purple patch from his new base in the Cotswolds and landed a notable prize for his FOB PARTNERSHIP at Doncaster on Saturday when Liosduin Bhearna won a valuable staying handicap hurdle.
Over at Ludlow last Thursday, MIDDLEHAM PARK RACING maintained their relentless form this year when Red Risk won easily in a novice handicap chase for top trainer Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden. He may make a quick re-appearance in a handicap chase at Leicester on Friday.
On only his second start in Britain, Red Risk showed what he is all about. He put in a flawless round of jumping at Ludlow to win by 11 lengths. pic.twitter.com/iTsNfSUYS9
— Middleham Park Racing (@MprUpdates) March 1, 2020
There was also a first success for the stable’s Archie Brown in the colours of the MILLION IN MIND Partnership at Market Rasen in midweek. Bryony Frost conjured a tough response from the six-year-old who was having only his second outing for Nicholls.
And there’s simply no stopping Anthony Honeyball’s mare Kilconny Bridge, who supplemented her Exeter success the previous week with a pillar to post follow up over a longer trip at Ludlow for the POTWELL RACING syndicate.
At Catterick last Tuesday, Do Wanna Know only had one rival to beat but got back to winning ways to give trainer Charlie Longsdon and owners GIRLS ALLOWED plenty to celebrate.
Meanwhile, THE BOOM SYNDICATE saw Echo Watt win at Fontwell last weekend to add to his win in another handicap chase at Uttoxeter. The six-year-old grey is based with Gloucestershire handler Richard Hobson.
On the Flat, Eve Johnson Houghton’s EVE RACING CLUB is having great fun with the prolific Miss Elsa, who won for the fourth time this winter when taking a Lingfield Park classified stakes on Friday. Miss Elsa has now won three times at the Surrey track after kicking off with a victory at Wolverhampton in October.
Up at Newcastle, Sharrabang was rewarded for two near misses when he won the closing 6f handicap for North West trainer Stella Barclay and the MATT WATKINSON RACING CLUB. Pressing the buttons was one of the most in-form jockeys on the All-Weather, Cam Hardie.