CONFIDENT WIN FROM ENNISTOWN.
Ennistown doubled his score over fences with a really pleasing success in the Class 3 Novice Chase at Newton Abbot on Saturday.
He is proving to be a wonderfully versatile campaigner and was winning for the eleventh time in his career at the age of nine, taking his career winnings to over £105,000.
Ennistown was bred by Darley, and has been rated over 100 on the flat. He won five times on the level before adding four more victories over hurdles.
Eventually he found himself on quite a tough mark over hurdles so while he wasn’t the most obvious candidate for fences we felt we had to give it a go.
He soon showed at home that he seemed to like chasing, his jumping is getting better with experience and he is going from strength to strength for his very enthusiastic owners Malcolm Jones, Nigel Kelly and James Whittle.
He was fluent and economical on his fourth start over fences at Newton Abbot as he tracked the odds on favourite Pingshou before leading going to the final fence and quickening clear on the flat for a decisive triumph.
Half-way up the run in he appeared to change into overdrive, much as he had done at Cartmel late in June.
We have plenty of options for Ennistown who is likely to be raised again to a mark in the low 140’s so I might try to find a little race for him next where he can carry a double penalty.