Ventura Steals the Bounty
VENTURA BOUNTY (Richard Hannon): 7f Novice Stakes at Newcastle, ridden by Silvestre De Sousa.
What a nice way to start your 3 year old campaign! This was Ventura Bounty's third start and a debut for him on the All-Weather, having run last season at Nottingham (2nd) and at Ffos Las (3rd). We gave him some time to strengthen up after those 2 runs, with a break of 190 days and his owners patience was rewarded in impressive style yesterday.
All the pre race talk was about the favourite Productive, an expensive brother to Heeraat, who was making his debut, but our lad put his experience to good use. He tracked the leader, travelling nicely on the bridle. At the 2 pole, Silvestre gave him a squeeze to quicken, which he did and under hands and heels, he was ridden clear in the final furlong. As the Racing Post said "eased towards finish, readily."
Timeform have given him a rating of 83 and say "plenty in hand: best effort at 7f."
Read Richard Hannon's thoughts here: http://www.richardhannonracing.co.uk/news,ventura-bounty-looks-a-smart-prospect_425.htm
Well done to his owners. See the official photos here: https://www.grossick.co.uk/v/photos/80532khg/C364585004/x2-ventura-bounty
11 winners on the board this year for #TeamMPR is a cracking start to 2020. It will be a happy stable visit next Saturday, as Richard has sent out 6 runners for us so far this year, with two winners (both 3 year old sons of Dabirsim!) and two 2nd places.
If you are thinking about taking a share and would like to join us to peruse our 2 year old's, you can see the details here: http://www.middlehamparkracing.net/news/view,richard-hannon-stable-visit-saturday-29th-february_1836.htm