Another great winner for our stallion YORGUNNABELUCKY as LUCKY'S DREAM took the honours close home in the valuable Class 3 Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap over 1m 4f at Lingfield. That was lucky Dream's TENTH career success, and his third victory in 2021 alone. He is a credit to his sire, and two runs ago won a jumpers' bumper at the same course. Off 3lb higher, he travelled well into contention and found enough for pressure to get the better of the runner-up. He's now 8-16 on the AW under both codes. Many congratulations to owner Roger Brookhouse, trainer Ian Williams, and rider Richard Kingscote!
LUCKY AVA carried a penalty for winning over course and distance a week ago, but today the result was rarely in doubt. She started quickly under Martin Dwyer and controlled the race from the front. She's improving, and could be capable of a lot more as this HEERAAT filly is a full sister to Aberama Gold, who has 6 wins to his credit including the Listed Rockingham Stakes at York, and she is also a half-sister to El Hombre, by Camacho, who has won 7 races and achieved a best official rating of 93. We hope there is a lot more to come from Lucky Ava! Congratulations again to trainer Conrad Allen and owner Simon Lockyer!
LUCKY AVA finished fourth at Wolverhampton at the start of the month, and travelled notably well behind the leaders, and despite not getting a clear run on the home turn she picked up strongly down the centre, having turned for home a good few horses wider than ideal. This HEERAAT filly is all about speed! Congratulations to trainer Conrad Allen, jockey Martin Dwyer, and owner Simon Lockyer.
Lucky's Dream, a winner on the flat 9 days ago, qualified for this "Jumpers Bumper" at Lingfield and followed up today making it NINE wins in total. He has had a great time of it on the Flat in the last 12 months and was gaining a first win under 'National Hunt' rules here. With the favourite Vegas Blue clipping heels and coming down on the bend, Lucky's Dream had his task made easier, but would probably have taken some stopping anyway. He is a credit to his sire YORGUNNABELUCKY and we look forward to more success in the future.
An EIGHTH win for 6yo gelding LUCKY'S DREAM today at Lingfield in the 10f handicap. He's becoming a great advert for YORGUNNABELUCKY! LUCKY'S DREAM didn't finish far behind Make It Rain last time out despite being badly hampered, and was 4lb better off with that rival today. Richard Kingscote had to wait patiently for a clear run early in the straight, but Lucky picked up well once he got daylight and reversed the form in no uncertain manner, cosily holding off the unexposed runner-up. He has a terrific strike-rate on the All-Weather (now 6-13). Well done to trainer Ian Williams and owner Mr Roger Brookhouse.
Fantastic to get a winner on the board for HEERAAT this early in the year! Almost inevitably it was trainer David Evans who came up trumps, with the appropriately-named HEER WE GO AGAIN doing the business at Wolverhampton, earning his FIFTH career win in the process. HEER WE GO AGAIN was narrowly defeated here 17 days ago, but this time soon managed to establish an uncontested lead under Charles Bishop, and never really looked like being caught. This was his second C&D success, with another couple of wins having been achieved at Bath and one at Lingfield. Congratulations to Dave & Emma Evans in whose colours the gelding runs, and Happy New Year to everyone!
Great to get a Boxing day winner! Well done to Dave Evans and jockey Callum Shepherd, and delighted for our co-owner/breeder Tony Jones! BLUE MOONRISE did it nicely; she was a promising fourth on her Newcastle debut 11 days ago, and got a handy position din this event over a shorter trip. She travelled well, before edging to the front turning in, and was never going to be caught. She did it nicely and we hope she has a big future.
Well done Astra Via, bred by our very own Clare Lloyd! Worth the ten hour round trip! Astra Via found plenty to give Evan Williams and Adam Wedge a welcome Sedgefield winner, over 300 miles from their Glamorgan base! ASTRA VIA was perked up by first-time cheek-pieces, producing her best effort over fences to score in good style, gradually getting on top before the last and always holding off her rivals. Hope the win provided a nice pre-Christmas bonus for connections, well done!
It's always great to breed a double, and today was one of those days. Both winners were at Lingfield, and both by our ever-popular HEERAAT who keeps delivering the goods! There was a FIFTH career win for the 3yo filly A GO GO in the 5f handicap, ridden by Darragh Keenan and trained by David Evans. She is no stranger to our news page! On the same card, just to go one better, ABERAMA GOLD secured his SIXTH career win! The 3yo colt has been prolific for trainer Keith Dalgleish, and on this occasion was ridden by Shane Gray. Congratulations to all connections!
Well done to owner Alan Gray and trainer Dave Loughnane for another cracking win at Wolverhampton in the Fillies' Novice Stakes with Ffion. Her debut win here looked solid form, as the runner-up won her next two starts in handicap company and is now rated 72. Even under a penalty she looked to hold strong claims here, and despite a 3 month gap between races she was always looking in control, and Richard Kingscote got the job done comfortably. She is one to watch in the future.