Delight for Bowen after Grade 1 win at Aintree
FFOS Las’s Racecourse Ambassador Sean Bowen has lots to celebrate this week. On Saturday he rode his first ever Grade 1 winner the same day as the Grand National at Aintree.
Sean, proving that he is one of the best up-and-coming jockeys in National Hunt racing, gave If The Cap Fits an extraordinarily strong ride to recover from a last-hurdle blunder and get up to win on the line, determined by a photo finish.
An hour or so later Sean rode Monbeg Notorious in the Grand National for Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown, although it was his stablemate Tiger Roll who was victorious for the second year in a row.
On Sunday, Ffos Las held their Food & Drink Festival Raceday, the sun shone in Trimsaran and there were plenty of trade stands in attendance.
The Welsh riding fraternity were out in force again: Gone Platinum took the first race for Pembrokeshire trainer David Rees and Lorcan Williams, which was Gone Platinum’s second win at the track.
The third race of the day, the Evans Race Handicap Chase, went the way of Tim Vaughan and rider Alan Johns as Chozen ran on well to finish just a head in front of rival Flight To Milan for trainer Evan Williams.
The easiest win of the day came from Lac Sacre to win the M&M Green Haulage Handicap Chase for Kenfig Hill trainer John Flint and jockey Paddy Brennan.
The pair were never challenged and ended up winning by about 12 lengths comfortably.
There were celebrations for Sam Twiston-Davies, who rode his 100th winner of the season on Good Boy Bobby for father Nigel and the Rooney family.
Ffos Las next race on Easter Sunday, April 21, for their Big Family Raceday.
Family tickets are £25 in advance from their website.
There will be free entertainment throughout the day including gokarts, inflatables, tribute acts, face painting, funfair rides and much more.