GLAJOU - The Racing Post 'Star Performer'!
OUR 71st WINNER OF 2020: GLAJOU, trained by Paul Nicholls and ridden by Harry Cobden: The feature race 'Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Novices' Limited Handicap Chase' over 2m at Southwell.
Our 4 year old son of Network, was having his second start over fences and he jumped like a dream! Harry had him tracking the leaders and travelling smoothly. 3 fences from home he was still looking comfortable and just before 2 out, he moved on to lead. Still going easily, he jumped the final fence well and Harry pushed him out in the run-in, to win 'comfortably.'
Watch the full race replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Southwell/01-December-2020/1300
He was the Racing Post 'Star performer' from the card: "Glajou (1.00) won the feature with authority in a good comparative time." and Timeform have given him a rating of 123+.
Syndicate manager Tom Palin says: "He settled very well and did what Harry was asking of him - this was borne out in him winning in what turned out to be the best time of the day. It was great to see him do that, you can see him take a step forward each time he’s started for his owners and he looked a real cut above today. I’m really made up for his syndicate, it’s been a tough year for everyone and to get Glajou’s head in front, well I hope it’s brought some joy. Well done everyone.”
We also saw a nice return to the track from RED BOND, who took a close 2nd at Wolves in the evening - his owners should have some fun with him over the winter!
Over the next couple of days, we have action across both codes, from our French trained horses and on Saturday, some graded National Hunt entries, at Aintree and Sandown. More owners are able to go racing again now, along with spectators at selected tracks - things to get excited about!