One Hart Beats The Fastest!
Our 5th winner of the year: ONE HART trained by Mark Johnston and ridden by Joe Fanning: 'The Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Claiming Stakes' over 7f, at Wolverhampton.
He broke smartly from stall 6 and Joe didn't need to chase him too much, moving slowly across to track the leader. He went on to lead 2f out, as he was asked to quicken and soon went clear, and as his stride lengthened, nothing could get to him. Joe rode him out in the final furlong, to win comfortably by 3 1/2 lengths. He said in his post race interview with Matt Chapman: "I was confident once I got him over to the inside and handy, that he could win." Nice ride Joe!
Watch the full race replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Wolverhampton/18-January-2021/1640
See the full photo gallery here: https://www.jahphoto.co.uk/-/galleries/wolverhampton-horse-racing-2021/january-2021/18th-january-2021/race-2-440-winner
Syndicate manager Mike says: "Well done to his owners on his win - he did it well in a field of horses that couldn't run to their marks. The syndicate had voted to sell him, so he went out on a high for them. He was claimed by James Ferguson, who won the ballot and travelled from the racecourse to James yard last evening. We wish James and his new connections all the best with him."
Well done to Mark Johnston and his team. He has been in fine form and currently leads the Trainers Championship, with 14 winners. You can see the table here: https://www.britishhorseracing.com/racing/participants/trainers/ Well he is Britain's winning most trainer and looks to extent that tally this year! We are delighted to support him with new 2 year old's, which we have added to our team of horses at Kingsley Park. A filly by SHOWCASING and a colt by EXCELEBRATION; you can read about them here: Mark Johnston 2-year-olds.
Its great news that his team of stable jockeys is bolstered by BEN CURTIS for this year. Ben was the MPR winning most jockey in 2020, with 6 winners and the use of stable jockeys means that they already know the horse 'at home' and that can be a big advantage in a race.