We had four good chances across the two meetings at Fakenham and Folkestone yesterday and I was delighted to come away with three winners, bringing us to 60 for the season.
Luck hasn’t always favoured us in recent months, as highlighted by the fact we have had 21 more seconds, 13 more thirds, and 13 more fourths than any other yard in the 2012/13 campaign to date!
We received our fair share at Fakenham yesterday, with Amok left clear at the last having been embroiled in a real battle from two out, while First Fandango‘s cause was helped by a bad mid-race mistake from his main rival.
However, both may well have won in any case and I was very pleased with the performances. Amok certainly appears to be getting the hang of things and I am confident there is more to come from him, while First Fandango was gaining a deserved first success over fences having run two very good races in defeat on his last two starts.
At Folkestone, Explained made it three wins from four career starts under rules with a game front-running success in the NH maiden hurdle. The form of his reappearance/hurdles debut third at Uttoxeter had been franked by the winner going in again in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham and, with plenty of size about him, he is a really nice prospect.