Land­lord lends his race­horse to veteran

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

Maid­stone prop­erty mogul Fer­gus Wil­son is set to hand his horse over to a dis­abled for­mer sol­dier who is hop­ing to ride it to first place at Sandown later this month.

Afghan war veteran Cap­tain Guy Dis­ney has al­ready rid­den Rath­lin Rose to suc­cess, when he won the Royal Ar­tillery Gold Cup last year.

The vic­tory came eight years af­ter Cap­tain Dis­ney had his lower right leg blown off in the Mid­dle East.

Cpt Dis­ney man­aged a third place fin­ish at the 2015 race.

He will now ride the horse for a sec­ond time at Sandown on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 16.

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