RICHIE HARDING WINS FOX HUNTERS
Many congratulations to top Irish amateur Richie Harding who had a thrilling win today at Aintree in the Fox Hunters for trainer Donald McCain and owner Trevor Hemmings with CLOUDY LANE in an incident packed race which saw 13 runners and riders complete from a line up of 26. Richie’s ride outstayed long time leader ROULEZ COOL and Sam Waley-Cohen with HERONS WELL taking third place and KEENAN’S FUTURE finishing fourth.
Richie said “He’s been round here before and it was a brilliant spin. He jumped and travelled well and he was just idling in front. He jumped for fun and he loved it. Everything went to plan and I’ve always wanted to win this race.” This was a courageous run from the winner who finished with a twisted hind shoe and the winning trainer added “Aintree is special to us and to repay people like Mr Hemmings is nice.”