Jack Andrews shines with treble

WHATWASIGOINGTOSAY (Jack Andrews)

Jack Andrews completed a treble on the day at Thorpe Lodge on Bank Holiday Monday to cap a successful weekend with five wins across three meetings.

Success came first in the Goffs four and five year-olds maiden race, rescheduled here after the loss of other fixture to the weather. Jack rode Is This For Real to victory for Gina Ellis on the gelding's racecourse debut, two lengths ahead of the William Easterby-trained Alltalknoaction. Paddy Barlow rode Kaviar Wood for Louise Bevin to complete a trio of four-year-olds in the places.


IS THIS FOR REAL (Jack Andrews)
IS THIS FOR REAL (Jack Andrews)

Jack's double came in the conditions race later in the day, where Latenightrumble, again trained by Gina Ellis, secured a four-length win over Caballo Diablo, ridden by Paddy Barlow for Jonathan Barlow. The only other finisher was Get On The Yager (Will Thirlby), a long back. Gina Ellis's training career has now brought seven winners from 17 starts at 41%.

Finally a treble was completed with a 13-length victory in the next race, the last of the day, the maiden. Here, Andrews rode Whatwasigoingtosay for Stuart Morris in the famous colours of Judy Wilson to beat Benefact, trained by William Easterby and ridden by Thomas Easterby, and Imperial Cloud (Huw Edwards for Laura Richardson).

The feature race of the day, the Mixed Open, looked good on paper and produced a race to match. Many were looking forward to Ragnar Lodbrok, trained by Jennifer Owen for Gerald Bailey, going head-to-head with Bothwell Bridge, owned by the Fernie Dingley Syndicate and trained by Kelly Morgan, but it was Camdonian, trained by Jack Teal for Mrs Furness who took the honours. Christy Furness rode the eight-year-old in a good finish, winning by five lengths from Ellie Callwood on Bothwell Bridge, with Alex Chadwick and Ragnar Lodbrok back in third. Jack Andrews was unseated from Badbad Leroy Brown early on and picked up a nice black eye for his efforts.

CAMDONIAN (Christy Furness, Left)
CAMDONIAN (Christy Furness, Left)

Earlier in the day Rupert Stearn had piloted the odds-on favourite Knight In Dubai in the veterans race and continued its excellent form between the flags to make it three races from three starts in points so far for the ex-chaser. There were big cheers for local rider Will Grant who was making his debut in a point-to-point on Overworkdunderpaid, owned by Laura Morgan and trained but her sister Kelly. Several bad mistakes didn't put horse or rider off and he made a late move to second place in the run-in. The veteran Kayf Tara campaigner Monbeg Chit Chat was the last to finish.

The Intermediate race provided a bit of an upset when the 7/1-shot Jeaux D'Eau made it two wins in a row for Huw Edwards and Laura Richardson as they beat Courting Flow (Christy Furness) by three lengths in a good finish after both joint favourites Champagne Glory (Jack Andrews) and Grangeclare Diego (Paddy Barlow) had previously pulled up. Red Delta (J. Dawson) was third.

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