Lady Buttons is all class
Despite the testing ground, carrying top weight and her last run just 8 days ago, Lady Buttons came through impressively at Southwell today to record her 5th career win and her 3rd over hurdles – and was given a super cool waiting ride by Adam Nicol, her regular pilot. Many congratulatins to her Owner Breeders keith and Jayne Sivills who will no doubt be celebrating this evening, and also Sarah Olley who looks after her and rides her every day at home – Sarah led her up today in the damp conditions at Southwell. Its been a terrific January for all the team here and this 5th win of the month keeps us all buzzing.
We are lucky enough to have Buttons two half brothers growing up here at Green Oaks. Hopefully they can follow in her footsteps…they are priced attractively to stay in the yard.
The Racing Post has written the report as follows:
This moderate handicap proved one-way traffic.
LADY BUTTONS again ran out a ridiculously easy winner under her penalty. She was up in trip on tough ground, but still passed the test as she pleased. It gives her more options and the 7yo is obviously thriving. Connections will now try and fry bigger fish.
Malapie didn´t help his cause by hitting the second-last yet rallied strongly and there was much to like about this comeback from a 635 layoff. The 9yo can hopefully start to make up for lost time now.
Dragon De La Tour, upped in trip, covered most ground looking for the best going and is heading the right way.
The Wexfordian won his point on vastly quicker going and this was a sound effort under a front-running ride.
Amantius, 9lb higher bidding for a hat-trick, tracked the winner before getting bogged down from the top of the home straight. [David Orton]
QUOTES Lady Buttons was very classy and was just beaten in the Aintree bumper but she went wrong and it is brilliant that her owners have given her so much time. It looks like she is coming back the right way. She is declared tomorrow but we will give it a miss and we will aim at something better, we may find a nice mares´ race somewhere – Philip Kirby, trainer.
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