THE DINGLE DOUBLE !!
A double at Ffos Las on Sunday was further confirmation that our team is in top form with underfoot conditions finally in our favour.
We’ve had to be patient waiting for the rain to come and we are kicking on now with Le Coeur Net landing the Class 4 two mile chase by eighteen lengths before Jepeck completed the double on his debut for us by making just about all the running in the three mile handicap chase.
I thought Acey Milan was our best chance of the day in the maiden hurdle and though he ran well he couldn’t get past Truckin Away in the closing stages.
I was very happy with the run as he did everything right bar winning and was staying on again at the finish after blowing up early in the straight. He should improve a lot and the plan is to give him one more outing before a crack at the Challow Hurdle.
Le Coeur Net may have had luck on his side as the leader Air de Rock was five lengths clear when he came down at the second last but our horse was keeping on nicely when it happened and stayed on strongly to win easily.
Win or lose it was a really good effort from Le Coeur Net on his seasonal return. It was pleasing to see him in winning form after a string of decent efforts in the second half of last season. He is still maturing and can hopefully progress further for his new owners Wessex Racing Club. The club is newly formed and membership is still open for those interested . Click here for details.
Jepeck did his best to spoil his chance by jumping right at every fence but it didn’t stop him beating last year’s winner Steel Native with something to spare.
He is a ten times point to point winner, loves deep, heavy ground and could be interesting over long distances if I can find suitable races for him on right handed tracks.
Both our winners were well ridden by Rex Dingle who has quickly made his mark since joining us as our conditional jockey at the start of the season.