An Arresting Performance!
WINNER 107 OF 2021: THE THIN BLUE LINE, trained by Keith Dalgleish and ridden by Callum Rodriguez: 'The Betway Handicap' over 5f at Southwell.
Drawn on the rail, Callum moved him across to settle in behind, towards the rear of the field. Asking him for an effort, he made excellent headway over 1f out, staying on strongly to lead inside the final furlong, pulling away to win cosily by 3 and a 1/4 lengths!
"The Thin Blue Line is drawing right away, to win cosily." Watch the full race replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Southwell/22-December-2021/1555
Timeform rated it as joint career best 81 performance, saying: "Had got back on track here earlier in the month and bounced back to best tackling the minimum trip for the first time, finally able to justify his usual prominent position in the betting."
Callum said in his Sky Sports Racing interview: "I got a nice enough position early on, but he finished really strongly and he's done it very well.”
Syndicate manager Mike says: "Well done to his owners on his second win! It's safe to say that the drop back to 5f worked a treat. The race panned out how we thought it might and they were going plenty quick enough on the front end to give him a nice tow into the race. He was strong through the line and he was a pretty comfortable winner in the end. The handicapper will have his say now, so I have lined up a couple of options for him that I made his owners aware of this morning.”
No more runners now until Boxing Day when our jumpers take centre stage again, so we wish you all a safe and Happy Christmas.