Tom Tom – on a roll!
Tom (aka Templier) followed up his Sedgefield win on 14 March with another win for the Yen Hall Farm Racing club in the 2 mile steeplechase at Ffos Las on 22 March! Once again he was given a great ride by Nick Scholfield, settling him towards the back of the field and then moving up past rivals on the long turn into the home straight. We have never seen Tom jump better and he seemed to get stronger through the race. He showed remarkable agility and turn of foot when having to be switched sharply left to avoid a horse jumping markedly across him at the second last and to squeeze up through a gap between the two leaders. Another excellent jump at the last and then an increase of pace on the flat resulted in a victory by about 4 lengths. Tom clearly relishes the soft ground (Ffos Las was even softer than Sedgefield) and deals very well with the long journeys in the horsebox. He is obviously very happy with himself and his life at present – long may it continue!
Many thanks to the representatives of Yen Hall Farm Racing who travelled to Ffos Las to enjoy the win!