Tuesday’s WINNER! Updated.
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We had a heartwarming winner today at Uttoxeter, Adam Nicol giving Transient Bay a great ride to score for his 20 strong Partnership, a good number of whom were there to see him led into top spot in the winners enclosure. This was also a good training performance from Phil to get this huge horse to win first out against race fit rivals on heavy ground and as he bought Stenna as an unbroken three year old, it gave him real satisfaction to see him come good today. He is off a low rating but this gives him plenty pf scope to improve and hopefully win more races now he has matured into his huge frame. He is likely to head over fences shortly, the job he looks bred to do.
Stenna is fine after his run and has come back to Castleton for a couple of nights B&B , he will love having a gallop in the field tomorrow . Here he is just back from the races with Phil about half an hour ago…
Phil is taking Transient Bay to Uttoxeter today and he has a good turnout of Waking Ned Partnership Owners to watch him on his seasonal reappearance, Adam Nicol rides and takes off 3lbs in this 2m 4f novice handicap. Stenna, as he is known at home ( as huge as a ship) was dissapointing last year when the horses weren’t right, to the point where we almost retired him. However, after a Partnership vote we kept going, he then showed a bit towards the end of the season and we are hoping he can pick back up where he left off and have a better time this winter. He is going well at home, however, its a huge ask to try and win with such a big stuffy horse first time out, taking on race fit rivals on heavy ground, and although he has been backed to do so, its definately not by us! A top three place and safe return will be just the job today and if he wins it will be the icing on the cake. We wonder if Stenna is the biggest horse in training? He must be nearly 18hands although we have never had a measuring stick on him, and his feet are like dinner plates. When he goes over fences which may be half way through the season, the jumps are not going to look too big to him! He is a lovely character and one of Phil’s favourites despite being the lowest rated National Hunt horse we have had in training. Hopefully he will start bringing that rating up a little bit this afternoon.
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