It has been a long time between drinks for Royale Django, so I couldn’t have been more pleased to see him return to winning ways with a front-running success at Newton Abbot yesterday under Charlie Price, on his second start back from ten months off.
Jumping very well, he shared the lead from the third fence, took up the running with over a circuit to go and never looked in any danger from there, galloping on strongly to win very comfortably.
He looked like he was enjoying himself and hopefully the win will give him plenty of confidence. We’ll have a look to see if there is anything for him next week, as he could run again without a penalty before he is re-assessed. I am delighted for his owners John Durston and Nigel Harris, who have been very patient and really deserved to cheer one home!