3 amateur wins across the country
Yesterday was a red letter day for amateurs with 3 amateur jockeys enjoying wins across the country.
At Market Rasen Tommie O’Brien’s positive ride on favourite TRIOPAS for Tom Lacey paid off, winning the long distance Handicap Hurdle by 3 lengths going away.
The first of an across-the-card double for owner Gloucester farmer John King with 13-year-old RATIFY dominated the field in the Jockey Club Catering Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase at Wincanton, making all under Lilly Pinchin for Fergal O’Brien to give a fantastic display of jumping and win by a distance. Fergal O’Brien said “I am absolutely delighted. He’s a great enthusiast and I told Lilly to ride him like she rides Creevytennant, another front runner, and he jumped from fence to fence.”
— Wincanton Racecourse (@wincantonraces) December 7, 2017
While Leicester proved a happy hunting ground for Brodie Hampson defying a penalty (after their victory at Hereford a week ago) aboard COUGAR KID and following up for John O’Shea in the handicap hurdle. Brodie said “He’s in a happy place and I’d like to think he can win again. You have to ride him as you play him – he’s different in every race and John does a great job in keeping him sweet.”
Very many congratulations to all winning connections on a great day for amateurs!🏆🎉🏆🎉