WINNER 23 OF 2023: ROLL IT IN GLITTER, trained by David and Mick Easterby and ridden by Joanna Mason: The 'James White Butchers Handicap' over 1m 2f at Beverley.
Great to be back for their first meeting of the year, a track that we like to support and that always has a good attendance. This was 'Glitter's' first run of the year, after a 172 day break and being gelded meanwhile. Up in trip for his 5th start, he looked well in the paddock.
He broke well from stall 1 and was prominent. Moving comfortably, as Joanna asked him for an effort, he took the lead and although challenged in the final furlong, he stayed on gamely, to win by 3/4 of a length.
"Roll It In Glitter will go on to score." Watch the full race replay here: https://www.racingtv.com/results/uk/439458-beverley/19-Apr-2023/1600
Timeform rated it as a career best 79 performance, saying: "Gelded since last seen, has some fairly stout elements to his pedigree and seemed to benefit from this further step up in trip as he got off the mark after 6 months off; disputed lead, went on under 2f out, edged left gradually, asserted late on.”
Joanna said in her Racing TV interview: "He jumped and travelled lovely. He was game there in the finish, the gelding operation has really helped him and he knuckled down when he needed.”
See the official photo gallery here: https://www.hannahaliphotography.co.uk/r5-190423
Syndicate manager Mike says: "Congratulations to his owners and well done to David, Mick and Joanna on their double at Beverley. David reports that he's fine this morning and it was a particularly good ride from Jo. He'll certainly take a step forward from that fitness wise and there should be more to come from him. We'll see what the handicapper does on Tuesday and then we'll make a plan from there. He looks like a horse that we'll have a lot of fun with this season.
I was delighted also, with Ventura Flame's return, to take 2nd in the feature 5f sprint after 175 days off. She should give her owners another fun season.”
There's just 10% of shares remaining in Roll It In Glitter now! See the details, here: https://www.middlehamparkracing.net/horses/view,roll-it-in-glitter_1446.htm