We are delighted that Zuba won at Kempton yesterday afternoon for owners John Connolly and Odile Griffith. Ridden by Jim Crowley, Zuba made effort to challenge entering the final two furlongs, he then led from one furlong out and kept on well to win the Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap by a neck from Laafy. Well done to Chris Waterlow who looks after Zuba at home.
We would like to congratulate Mary Garland on her Institute of Biomedical Science Fifty Year Award. Mary is a Laboratory Technician at Sussex Equine Hospital and has been a regular visitor to Coombelands for many years. Mary has worked at Sussex Equine Hospital for 12 years, before this she worked in various NHS hospital pathology laboratories for 40 years.
Guy Mitchell will become the first person with one eye to ride in a race in Britain today onboard Double Legend at Newbury Racecourse in division two of the RacingTV Amateur Riders’ Handicap at 5.30pm.
Tinto wins at Bath! Ridden by Jason Watson, Tinto won the Sky Sports Racing Virgin 535 Handicap in a photo finish. He made headway over two furlongs out, challenged just inside the final furlong and ran on to lead in the final strides to win by a shoulder. Congratulations to the Derek James, Steven Jenkins and Michael Quigley and well done to Thierry Decherf who looks after Tinto at home.
We are delighted that Sash won the Fegime ‘Preferred Suppliers’ Handicap this evening at Windsor for owner breeder Prince Khalid Abdullah. Ridden by Pat Dobbs he tracked the leaders and was pushed to lead over one furlong out and ran on well to win comfortably by two lengths. Well done to Tim Taylor who looks after Sash at home.
We are delighted that Count Otto got his head in front and won the ‘Sir Michael Pickard Handicap’ for the Count Otto Parntership at Epsom on Thursday evening. Carrying top weight under Pat Dobbs, he made progress up the outside two furlongs out and ran on to lead in the last 100 yards to win the six furlong contest by half a furlong.
Thresholdofadream wins the last race of the evening at Kempton on Wednesday for owners Derek James and Barry and Fiona Reilly at Woodcote Stud. She was held up towards the rear and was ridden over one furlong out to take the lead entering the final furlong, she kept on to win well under Jason Watson. Well done to Mark Stevens who looks after Thresholdofadream at home.
We are delighted that Frontispiece won at Newbury for the Frontispiece Partnership on Tuesday. Ridden by Kieran Shoemark he made the running and led until one furlong out when he was joined by Mackaar but he rallied and stayed on to win by a shoulder. Congratulations to everyone involved and well done to Nigel Dunger who looks at Frontispiece at home.
Open Wide won at Windsor on Monday evening in the Winsdor Sprint Series Qualifer. He won the ‘Marathonbet Sportsbook Handicap’ by half a length from Sunsprite. He is a horse who loves Windsor, in his eight runs at the course he has won twice and never been out of the first three.