We are the Champions at Catterick! Beechwood Jude wins there again.
OUR 60th WINNER OF 2020: BEECHWOOD JUDE, trained by Keith Dalgleish and ridden by Jessica Cooley: 'The Millbry Hill Handicap' over 1m 4f at Catterick.
The conditions were testing at Catterick yesterday, changing to 'heavy' all round after race 4. This didn't seem to matter to 'Jude' and Jess. They broke smartly and just stayed in front throughout the race, never seeing a rival! He pulled 5 1/2 lengths clear to give him a second course and distance win this year and his fourth career win in total.
Watch the full race replay here: https://www.racingtv.com/videos/watch/horse_racing_replays/299183-millbry-hill-handicap-4
Syndicate manager Mike says: "I thought that Jess gave him an absolute peach of a ride.She got him to the front without lighting him up and then just stretched them out down the back straight and he saw it out nicely in the straight. Well done to his owners! We have a few ideas for him coming up between ourselves and Keith, so we'll set a plan in place for the rest of the year."
There was a nice interview with Jessica after the race on Racing TV: https://www.racingtv.com/videos/watch/ondemand/96240
See all the official photos here: https://louisepollard.co.uk/view.php?id=945&key=41
Timeform gave him a career best rating of 92 which is impressive and his win made us Champion Owners of the season at Catterick (see the gallery) - so a double celebration! Lovely that owners were there to collect the prizes and drink the winners champagne. Well done everyone!
Thank you Catterick for looking after our owners so well this year.