AINTREE FOXHUNTERS 2007 BELONGS TO BURTY
Congratulations to Richard Burton, triple champion point-to-point jockey, for his fine victory on Nicky Henderson’s Scots Grey in this year’s Foxhunters at Aintree, scoring by half a length from Richard Harding on Pak Jack after the pair had gone head to head turning for home.
Burty said “I knew I would never have a better chance in this race – the big ones don’t come round very often – and although we took a while to get to know each other out there he was foot perfect in the second half. The runner-up made a mistake at the second last and I’ve winged it and it was nip and tuck all the way up the run-in.”
Commiserations must go to Jamie Snowden, Assistant to Henderson, whose broken ankle prevented him from riding Scots Grey.