Red Charmer wins White Rose at Beverley for Becky Smith
The in-form Becky Smith, who currently leads the ladies jumps championship and is no slouch in the ladies flat championship with 4 wins already to her name this season, regained the runner-up slot alongside Emily Easterby when enjoying a fine win in the White Rose Saddlery Handicap at Beverley on Thursday afternoon aboard RED CHARMER for Marjorie Fife.
14 went to post for the race over a mile and half a furlong with the running being made by MAKE ON MADAM and reigning lady champion Serena Brotherton. The complexion of the race changed 3 furlongs from home when several of those held up in the rear of the field started to make a move, with multiple gentleman champion Simon Walker aboard VIGEE LE BRUN taking up the lead and going clear. However, their efforts proved futile when headed in the last 100 yards by Becky Smith and RED CHARMER who went on to score by two and a half lengths, with Simon Walker and VIGEE LE BRUN second and reigning gentleman champion Patrick Millman a length and a half third on JOHN CAESAR.
Well done Becky on a great ride and many congratulations to winning connections! The ladies championship has never been more competitive than this season with Serena currently on 6 wins, 1 clear of both Becky and Emily currently on 5 apiece and plenty of races yet to come! Good luck all!