Sam Waley-Cohen 3rd in Maryland Hunt Cup
Congratulations to Sam Waley-Cohen who enjoyed third place yesterday in the Maryland Hunt Cup on BON CADDO. Having been introduced to connections by Richard Pitman, Sam was one of only 6 runners and riders to complete from a field of 12 with the race including 22 formidable vertical four or five rail fences run over 4 miles.
The third fence stands at 4′ 9″ and the 16th is 4′ 10″. Unlike Aintree, the course has remained essentially unchanged since 1922 other than new posts and rails being replaced as necessary. “The Grand National compares in terms of size” said Sam, “but there’s such a difference technique required and its a different type of race.”