Serena Brotherton enjoys success at Sandown
Just 6 runners went to post on Thursday evening for Sandown’s Slug and Lettuce Handicap over a mile and two, with Andrew Balding’s WHITE TURF soon leading on the rain softened ground under Jamie Neild having his first ride.
Serena Brotherton initially restrained Hughie Morrison’s keen COMPTON MILL until taking up the lead after 4 furlongs, and the duo steadily increased the pace to make all and kept on well up the Sandown hill to win by 3/4 of a length from Simon Walker and PACTOLUS who, although challenging, were never to gain the upper hand. Patrick Millman was a neck away third with BIOTIC, nearest at the finish.
Many congratulations to Serena, the only female riding in this race who, after a slow start to the season, is now enjoying a golden spell, with this win taking her into pole position alongside Emily Easterby on 5 wins each.