A £22,000 purchase at the Doncaster August Sale, Tight Call has made the perfect start to life at Pant Wilkin, building on his bumper success at Stratford last month with a taking display on his hurdling debut at Hereford yesterday under Richard Johnson.
The four year old was sent into the lead from the off and, jumping fluently throughout, he travelled well before putting the race to bed rounding the home turn. It was an impressive performance from the exciting son of Mahler, who had been working well and looks capable of developing into a useful novice as the season progresses. We’ll look for a similar race next time but, if he can defy a penalty, we’ll then consider stepping him up in grade. Congratulations to his owners Eric Newnham and Jonathan Shinton!