Winner – Andaleep

Andaleep ran out a game winner at Southwell yesterday afternoon in the mile and three furlong amateur riders handicap. In what was a slowly run race he was always well positioned and travelling sweetly under Simon Walker just behind the pace. Turning in he travelled strongly and moved into contention two furlongs out. With nne flick of the whip he picked up and put the race to bed.

This was Andaleep’s seventh win since owner James Finch moved the gelding to Sarsen Farm less than two years ago. Congratulations to James and thanks to all the team for their hard work. Shannon Passotti deserves a special mention as she rides Andaleep out everyday and cares for him in the yard.

There are a couple of options for Andaleep to turn out under a penalty next week at Kempton or Chelmsford. We will see how he is and make a plan. Slightly further ahead there are also a couple of valuable class 3 pots on offer back at Southwell in late February and early March.