Two days on from a double at Lingfield, we registered an across-the-card double at Towcester and Ludlow courtesy of Tanit River and Show’s Over.
The former had bumper into a well-handicapped one at Uttoxeter on his previous start, but this looked a much easier assignment and with the favourite making a couple of bad blunders, the race looked there for the taking.
Following an awkward jump at the first, Tanit River was largely very good over his fences and, hitting the front after the third, he was never headed thereafter, coming home clear to win by 21 lengths under Alan Johns. A rise in the weights awaits, but he is a useful novice and I hope there is plenty more to come from him.
Show’s Over (pictured right) had not had things go his way since winning at Stratford in August, falling when going well at Kelso on his next outing and then just failing to get up at Plumpton on his next outing. A switch to more positive tactics and a drop in trip saw him return to winning ways under Tom O’Brien, and he was good value for the 4.5L winning margin.
A progressive five year old with a good pedigree, he has started his career at the right end of the weights and I hope he can go on to further success this season.