LUCYMAI returned to winning ways last night when bolting up at Chelmsford by four and a half lengths under stable apprentice Jack Duern at 8/1.
The 4yo daughter of Multiplex was not well drawn (10 of 14) but Jack rousted Lucymai out of the stalls to get a “posi” on the rails and she led after a furlong. She stayed in front and the 8/1 shot went clear two out and won according to the Racing Post, “comfortably”.
This was her third win in fourteen career starts and she has been in the prize money on nine occasions for winning owner Roger Beadle. Clearly Lucymai likes the all-weather, as she has won twice at the Essex track and once on her debut at Kempton as a juvenile at 50/1!
The filly will no doubt take a hike from the handicapper but she was so authoritative that the in-form Lucymai could have more to offer in the near future.
Harper Lodge Farm nearly had a night to remember as Dors Law was second at the track, beaten just a length under Rob Hornby in a mile handicap at 9/1. The 3yo Lawman filly has been knocking at the door of late and surely her turn will soon come around?
Owner, Mrs Doreen Carter, a big supporter of the yard, has three horses in training at Harper Lodge Farm including Soaring Spirits, who runs today at Ascot (12.15pm) in the seven furlong Charity Race for the Prince’s Countryside Trust with part-time stable rider, Hannah Partridge on board.
Hannah, who rides out regularly on Saturdays, has her first ever race in public, taking on ten other amateur riders, including Sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah Al Thani and former England international footballer, Michael Owen.
Hannah is looking to raise £5,000 for the charity. If you would like to support Hannah, please give generously by clicking on the following link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/backtowin
Good luck Hannah!