A recent recruit to the yard, Laugharne had run a cracking race on his debut for us at Ascot in February and went on to finish second at Ffos Las last month. Back on better ground and with the benefit of that recent run, he made most of the running and showed a tremendous attitude to win at Southwell yesterday evening in the hands of David Noonan.
The seven year old son of Authorized was a useful performer on the level earlier in his career and, still lightly-raced for his age and after just 12 starts over hurdles, he remains open to further improvement. He will continue over the summer and has lots of options, with the possibility of a return to Southwell for a 3m handicap hurdle on Tuesday 12th June. Congratulations to his owners Oceans Racing!
Alan Johns on sidelines for a month
Unfortunately, Alan broke his collarbone when Fields Of Glory fell at Kempton Park on Monday. He is seeing a specialist today, but at this stage is likely to be off for the best part of a month. All the team wish him a speedy recovery!