We sent just one runner to Southwell yesterday but the journey proved to be a worthwhile one, with Bennachie making a winning debut in the concluding bumper under Richard Johnson.
Purchased at the Brightwells Cheltenham Sale in January, he is a half-brother to two winners, including the 134-rated Joker Choker. He had been showing up well in his work at home and, though it was far from the strongest bumper, he showed a willing attitude to lead the whole way and repel a couple of challenges up the straight.
He will now be given a break and we’ll look to have him back on the racecourse for a winter/spring campaign. Many congratulations to his owners Oceans Racing!