De­light for Bowen after Grade 1 win at Ain­tree

Llanelli Star - - SOCCER AND RACING - Olivia Tu­dor

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.

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