Welsh aces racking up the winners
THE summer months are meant to be a quieter period for National Hunt jockeys and trainers, but that certainly isn’t the case for the Welsh as they have been racking up the winners within the last week.
Promising jockey Connor Brace won on the consistent Tamarillo Grove for trainer Sophie Leech last week at Newton Abbot. This was their second win in under a month at the course.
Meanwhile at Fontwell, Richard Patrick won on Not A Role Model for Cardiff-based trainer Sam Thomas, who pulled away nicely from his rivals.
The horse, trainer and jockey could have an exciting summer campaign of jumping ahead of them.
In the next race on the card, amateur Jack Tudor was on the mark with Paddys Runner for his boss Christian Williams. This was the horse’s first run for the yard and he showed an improved level of form to win by seven lengths.
Last Thursday saw the Wales Air Ambulance Charity Racenight at Ffos Las.
There was plenty of Welsh success at the track and the in-form duo of Tim Vaughan and Alan Johns came away with a double. It was spearheaded by Alltimegold, who bagged his fourth victory in his last five runs by taking a novices’ handicap hurdle in comfortable fashion from Sin Sin.
The second leg of their double came in the novices’ chase where Chimes Of Dylan took over at the last fence to win by two-and-a-quarter lengths.
Codeshare took the last race of the evening for Pembrokeshire trainer Peter Bowen and course ambassador Sean Bowen. The bay gelding went off favourite and built on the improvement he showed last time out to take the 2m4f hurdle from Belmont Jewel.
The next meeting at Ffos Las is its 10th birthday party on Thursday, June 20.
There will be performances from a Tom Jones tribute act and a Valli Boys tribute band. There will also be other birthday entertainment throughout the evening.
Tickets are £10 per person in advance from either the Ffos Las website or ring the racecourse office on 01554 811092.