Danny Cook makes it a double at Plumpton
With the start of the Flat season looming and a welcome addition to the gentlemen’s calendar kicking off the season on Sunday next at Doncaster, interest in the NH Championships intensified today when Danny Cook rode a beautifully executed double at Plumpton for the second time in his career. His first visit to the winner’s enclosure was on the winner of the seller, Mrs Young’s Strategic Plan, and then for his guv’nor David Pipe he took the 3 mile Handicap Chase on Freeze Up. This closes the gap on current leader Oliver Greenall, currently sidelined following his nasty fall at Cheltenham, to one, with Oliver still retaining the lead in the Championship table with 17 winners.
Meanwhile Lucy Horner extended her lead on her rivals in the Ladies Championship last week with a winner taking her total tally so far this season to 9 winners, 5 ahead of her nearest rival Rachael Green.