Dovils Date is a huge favourite in the yard and the ten year old further enhanced his fine strike-rate when recording the 13th win of his career at Southwell yesterday, 11 of which have come since joining us back in 2012.
A winner at Uttoxeter on his previous start, he had been put up 11lbs for that success and, forced up in grade as well, he looked to have a very tough task. However, he travelled very kindly for Charlie Price, whose 8lbs claim is invaluable in those conditional riders contests and, picking up the running at the second-last, he bounded clear for a 12-length success.
The handicapper will certainly have his say once again and he’ll be back on a very tricky mark, but we will hopefully get him out before he is re-assessed, as he will escape a penalty for yesterday’s win. Congratulations to his owners in the Itsfuninit partnership!