Bank Holiday Double
A good day for the team yesterday with a double at Chelmsford, both ridden by George Downing.
First up was Passing Star in the 2.30 who was picked up for £4,000 at Doncaster Sales earlier in the year. An older horse with plenty of miles on the clock he hadn’t won for three years before joining us. It’s been a matter of working out how to get the best out of him and enjoying his racing. Sporting a first time tongue tie seemed to help today as he dropped back to six furlongs for the first time in his career. For owner Alan Bell it was a special day as his colours were carried into the winners enclosure for the first time.
Seneca Chief is a homebred who has developed with racing, having just his fifth start in the 5.25. He was very keen on his last start and George did an excellent job settling him. In a fiercely run race he was settled well off the pace and came through powerfully to win comfortably by four and half lengths. If he continues to race more professionally he should continue to progress and on that basis have the scope to win more races.
Seneca Chief races for Gary and Lesley Middlebrook and was bred and raised at their Wood Garm Stud. He is the third foal and third winner for his dam Albertine Rose who is compiling a nice record with her progeny.