Swinton joy for War Sound
Philip Hobb’s War Sound got a pitch perfect ride from young Ciaran Gethings to take the Swinton Hurdle at Haydock this afternoon in authoritative style.
Sent off a well supported 6/1 favourite Ciaran Gethings settled his ride in the mid pack before moving into contention and setting sail for home with a few left to jump and finding more than needed for pressure to win by three and a quarter lengths from old boy Barizan who will have delighted Brendan Powel in second place.
Song Light for Seamus Mullins was third best and last years winner Ballyglasheen was back in fourth place for Paul Moloney and Evan Williams. The winner War Sound will now have sights on fences next season and looks a good prospect for that sphere.
The day included a super double for trainer Sue Smith and jockey Shane Quinlan who took the opening Long Distance Handicap Hurdle with No Planning at 8/1 and the 2m4f Handicap Chase at 5.05pm with Glen’s Countess at 7/2 with just two runners at the track this afternoon.
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