Sunday, 30 May 2021

The Smiles Are Back!

After what has undoubtedly been a tough year, the smiles were back at Fontwell today.  The sun was out, the crowds returned and Linda's horses put up some pleasing performances.

Firstly Deewhy gained his best ever placing when finishing 4th in the Novices' handicap chase. Ridden by Danny Burton he was kept up to his work and though he had slipped back a little by the final straight he battled on to regain 4th place on the line.

Deewhy returns after finishing 4th.
Two races later it was the turn of Uallrightharry.  This time Jamie Moore took the ride.  He kept Harry involved just a few lengths off the leaders until moving into a clear third going down the hill for the final time.  At the fourth last fence he made his one jumping error in the race and was shuffled back to 4th.  However he too battled on up the hill to take back third place near the line.
Harry returns in 3rd place.
Finally Steel The China (Danny Burton) had his turn in the two mile 5 five furlong handicap hurdle.  He undoubtedly benefitted from the seven non runners due to the drying ground, but nevertheless put up his best display so far.  He was allowed to lead until the back straight on the final circuit where the two fancied runners moved forward.  To China's credit he followed the theme of the afternoon and battled up the home straight with the one remaining runner and regained third place by a nose on the line.
Steel The China 
Steel The China's delighted connections.



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