SIMON WALKER WINS CARNARVON CUP AT SALISBURY
Fifteen minutes after the excitement of the Ladies Longines at Ascot, it was the turn of our gentlemen riders to enjoy a slice of the action at Salisbury with the running of the historic Carnarvon Cup run over 1 mile.
A field of 7 went to post but the subsequent withdrawal of Pat Millman’s ride RAJADAMRI from unruliness in the stalls saw the field depleted to 6 starters.
Multi-talented multiple champion Simon Walker was on the only 3 year old in the race, George Scott’s IMPERIAL STATE. Although untidy leaving the stalls, the partnership made smooth headway after being held up to lead over a furlong from home and stay on to draw clear and win by 4 1/2 lengths from Ross Birkett aboard George Baker’s GEORGE BAKER with James Perrett 3rd on Richard Hughes’s WORDISMYBOND.
Many congratulations to Simon who has now drawn well clear in the gentlemen’s championship with 3 winners in the last week and leads on 5 wins so far this season!