A Very Appealing Wincanton Victory
OUR 19th WINNER OF 2021: GET THE APPEAL, trained by Paul Nicholls OBE and ridden by Lorcan Williams: The feature 'Wincanton 18 Holes Golf Handicap Hurdle' over 2m 5.5f at Wincanton.
Three runs this year for the daughter of Getaway: 1st, 2nd and then 1st again yesterday in the feature race on the card. Back down in trip, she went clear 2 hurdles from home and in the finishing straight, met the line 17 lengths ahead!
In his post race interview, Lorcan said: "I had to make sure that she was awake there for a few strides in the race, as she half fell asleep down the back! I'm surprised quite how well she has done it in the end."
Watch the full replay here: https://www.racingtv.com/videos/watch/horse_racing_replays/325250-wincanton-18-holes-golf-handicap-hurdle-3
Another good day for the Paul Nicholls team. He is sitting at the top of the National Hunt Trainers Championship table and looking highly likely to win the title back at Sandown on Saturday. Well done team Ditcheat!
Syndicate manager Tom says:"Well that couldn’t have been more impressive if she’d tried! This sounder surface has really made all the difference to her and she’s thriving at the moment. I think the tempo they were going early on over that trip just caught her out a little bit which is why she made a few of the mistakes down the back, and why Lorcan had to give her a few wake up calls to focus on her job, as soon as she did she was right back on the bridle and never looked in any danger. Well done to her owners, she really has given them a great season so far and there could still be more to come whilst she’s in this kind of form....watch this space!"
And, speaking of being 'in good form' - Get The Appeal was our 7th winner this month; across both codes and we are very nearly at the total of £200,000 of prize money won this year. So, the May 1st newsletter will certainly be a bumper one, with lots to write about! If you would like to subscribe to receive your personal emailed copy, along with notifications of new horses and promotions, add you email address here: MPR Mailing List.