All aboard for the hat-trick
Railway Muice won for the third time in just 3 weeks since joining the yard. The hat-trick was completed at Huntingdon on 12 October when he ran over hurdles, having won over steeplechase fences at Market Rasen and Huntingdon. Once again, the winning jockey was Nick Scholfield, who now knows Railway well. Their associatioin paid off well as Nick asked Railway to take up the running after the second hurdle in order to inject more pace into the race. Although challenged for the lead turning for home, Railway was not going to be beaten and soon forged into a commanding lead and won well, with something in hand (but don’t tell the handicapper!). The lovely photograph is courtesy of Francesca Altoft Photography.
Earlier on the same card, we came close to scoring a double as Glimpse of Gold was challenging for the lead when unseating Alex Thorne at the very last hurdle. It was a very uncharacteristic jinx from Gold and poor Alex didn’t stand a chance of remaining on board. Sadly, Alex suffered a dislocated shoulder and we wish him well for a speedy recovery. This was the second near miss for Gold as he was unlucky to be beaten just 1/2 length at Worcester on 24 September. Here is a great photograph of Gold doing his utmost to win at Worcester on 24 September: image courtesy of Nigel Kirby Photography.