Carruthers provides more Bradstock joy
A week may have past since Coneygree broke stats and grabbed a nice slice of history at the Cheltenham Festival for Mark Bradstock and Nico De Boinville but it was the turn of the older, half brother and former Hennessy winner Carruthers to turn on the magic at Newbury this afternoon.
Despite not being able to dictate affairs early on under De Boinville the old hand was just too classy for rivals once he settled into a rhythm after a circuit or so and then produced his catch me if you can tactics accompanied by some huge leaps from the third last to win a little cheekily in the end at a returning sp of 8/1.
Joyous scenes followed in the winners enclosure of course and whilst there will not be many more days for the 12 year old now Bradstock’s wife Sara was quick to praise his continued enthusiasm “He just loves being a racehorse, he is more of a worrier than his half brother but it is all about confidence which I told Nico. He is better than these and just needs that confidence”.
Not many will have raised an eyebrow at Paul Nicholls landing another Saturday winner with Rebel Rebellion in a competitive looking Handicap Chase early on the card whilst the talent ridden large field for the Listed Mares Hurdle Finale went the way of Kalane for Charlie Longsdon and Noel Fehily in impressive style at 2.35pm. The 10/1 winner was well tipped up on RacingFM by Kevin Walsh with his Saturday Focus article and also on the Today’s Info column which continues to find a few winners – hopefully a few people followed the tipsters in!
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