Brodie Hampson wins Royal Artillery Gold Cup for her father
Huge congratulations to Brodie Hampson who fulfilled her ambition this afternoon to ride for her father and make her first ride in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup a winning one at Sandown, scoring on JENNYS SURPRISE trained by Fergal O’Brien.
Brodie looked well beaten turning into the home straight but the pair kept finding and rallied on the long run up the hill. Still five lengths down jumping the last, Brodie kept driving and the horse responded to her urgings to draw clear in the final stages.
This was an emotional and unforgettable victory for all connections with Brodie’s father Mark Hampson unwell. Mr Hampson served in 47 Regiment Royal Artillery for 23 years which allowed his daughter to participate.
Very many congratulations to winning connections on such a great day.