SAM BROWN BACK ON TRACK WITH EXHILARATING WIN.
Sam Brown made a hugely impressive winning debut over fences at Lingfield on Tuesday.
Taking on three experienced novices in deep ground that he seems to relish he jumped to the front at the second, was in command at half-way and came home unchallenged by 22 lengths from Just Your Type.
I’ve always thought the world of Sam Brown who is still lightly raced after a few hiccups and setbacks have restricted his racing programme.
He had an operation for a kissing spine before last season then missed the whole campaign after suffering a stress fracture.
Seven weeks ago, just as he was close to a run, he had a little soft tissue injury which held him up for a couple of weeks.
But he has really blossomed in the past fortnight and he felt in top form when I rode him on a couple of occasions, although our head girl Lisa Sharpe has done most of the work with him.
Sam’s coat is glossy, his schooling has been good and the signs have been positive.
Even so to win like he did at Lingfield on his first start for 750 days, jumping for fun, was quite something.
We know for sure that his owner breeder Tim Frost has a really good horse on his hands and exciting times lie ahead if he stays sound.
Given that I’m keen for Sam to make his mark in his novice season one tempting option is the Grade 2 Reynoldstown Chase at Ascot in February 15.
But I’ll see how he is after Lingfield before making any plans.