Half-term jump racing proves popular at Huntingdon
An excellent school half-term holiday crowd enjoyed an exciting afternoon’s racing at Huntingdon Racecourse on Thursday.
They watched as an ownership group from The Jockey Club – which runs the Cambridgeshire track – celebrated victory with their horse Hes No Trouble in the MansionBet Novices’ Hurdle at 15-8.
There were about 20 members of the syndicate on course to see jockey David Bass complete a stylish victory.
Clondaw Castle is now favourite for the Close Brothers Novices Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival next month after the Tom George-trained 8-11 favourite won the MansionBet Chase.
Hear The Chimes won at the corresponding meeting at Huntingdon four years ago and the ten-year-old returned to the track to take the MansionBet Handicap Hurdle at 12-1 under jockey Sam Twiston-Davies.
Northamptonshire trainer Caroline Bailey’s 8-1 chance Dyliev took the Download The MansionBet App Handicap Hurdle for rider Sean Bowen, while the MansionBet John Bigg Oxo Handicap Chase went the way of the 2-1 favourite Air De Rock.
The champion jumps trainer Nicky Henderson has a great record with his horses at Huntingdon and he landed the concluding MansionBet Mares’ Maiden Hurdle with the 6-4 market leader Loveherandleaveher.
*The next meeting at Huntingdon Racecourse is on Sunday, 3rd March – a Family Fun Day when the feature race is the Cambridgeshire National. Advance purchase of adult tickets is just £13 (£25 for a family ticket). Tickets can be purchased at http://huntingdon.thejockeyclub.co.uk or by calling 0844 579 3007.
About Huntingdon Racecourse
Huntingdon Racecourse, part of The Jockey Club, was voted ‘Best Small Racecourse’ in the Midlands by the Racegoers Club in 2012, 2014 and 2017. More information is available at http://huntingdon.thejockeyclub.co.uk.
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