We endured the ups and downs of racing today with a brilliant double and a sad loss.
Imperial Bede and Jonjo Jr. put in a lovely jumping display to win impressively at Huntingdon in the colours of JP McManus, with Half The Freedom completing our double in the final race up at Doncaster under a superb ride from Kevin Brogan for The Free At Last Partnership.
Racing is a great leveller and sadly we lost Rocked Up at Doncaster. Our thoughts are very much with her owners Steve, Richard and Paul.
Blue Shark continued his incredible run with his fourth win in a row at Wetherby in the hands of Jonjo Jr.
Running in midfield, they made good headway and pressed leaders 3 out. They were leading before 2 out and managed to hold the position, keeping on well run-in to just do enough.
We are absolutely delighted for Ros, Zakia, Sam, Sue, Paul and Tony of The Ocean Partnership.
Regal Blue and Nick Scholfield brought up our 50th winner of the season in impressive style at Ffos Las this afternoon.
In control at the front for much of the race, they picked up the pace after 2-out and were foot-perfect at the last, staying on well in the run in and winning by 7 lengths.
Huge congratulations to owners Martin and Iwona Tedham and it was fantastic to see Nick riding winners again after a frustrating few months on the side line.
Collectors Item returned to the winning enclosure after an impressive performance at Kempton today under a superb Jonjo Jr, ride.
They raced in last but were always in touch with the leaders, before being pushed along before 2 out. It looked like they may have to settle for second until they found a brilliant jump and good momentum at the last to pull clear on the run in.
Huge congratulations to Les and Vicky, Eric, Peter and Julia, John, Ray, Nathan, Steve and Sheila of Jackdaws Antiques.