STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING TIME FOR ENNISTOWN OWNERS . . . .
Ennistown justified the decision to send him on the long journey North to Cartmel with a pleasing success on Friday in a Class 4 Beginners’ Chase over two miles and five furlongs.
A versatile type who has now won on the flat, over hurdles and fences, he travelled nicely just off the pace before easing ahead on the long run-in and finishing four lengths clear of Francky Du Berlais.
In recording his first triumph over fences Ennistown jumped soundly and has racked up ten victories in a rewarding career.
As he is rated 143 over fences and had shown a fair degree of promise at Worcester in a more competitive race last time we felt he had a favourite’s chance at Cartmel, a course where he had won over hurdles a couple of years ago.
Ennistown has taken well to fences so we will target a Novice Chase under a penalty, possibly at Newton Abbot on July 13. Should he be successful there then we can raise our sights with him in handicap company.
Of course one of the bonuses of winning at Cartmel is that the lucky owners James Whittle, Nigel Kelly and Malcolm Jones, go home with delicious Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding.