With the coming of the rain easing the ground, Linda was able to send horses to Plumpton today. Due South made only his second visit to a racecourse when he competed in the novice chase. The afternoon started well for him when he won the "Best Turned Out" award earning Karen £50. The race itself may only have had 4 runners but it was a hot contest with two of the runners trying hard to set themselves up for the £50 000 Cheltenham bonus. While they battled away out front, Andrew Thornton gave Due South a sympathetic introduction to fences. He jumped really well until he got tired three from home and he started to jump a bit to his right. Andrew made sure that he finished, and with one of the fancied horses crashing out, Due South was rewarded with third place, earning £821 for his owners.
Karen leads round a beautifully turned out Due South.
Third place, well done.
Later on the card, Itoldyou made his seasonal debut and enjoyed himself, finishing 7th.