Winner – Seneca Chief
Seneca Chief was an impressive last to first winner under a cool ride by Adam McNamara in the 2.00 at Wolverhampton on Friday.
From the widest stall Adam dropped the gelding in behind the fierce early pace. As the race developed Seneca Chief was well in rear but as the leaders began to falter he moved up around the field on the tight bend and swept wide and late on the outside to win with a little to spare in the end.
Seneca Chief holds an entry at Chelmsford next Tuesday where he would carry a penalty. It is an engagement he is likely to take up. He has always shown potential at home and may be even more effective at 6 furlongs now he is settling in his races.
Seneca Chief is owned by Gary and Lesley Middlebrook and was also bred by them. He was recording his second career win from his ninth start. He is a tribute to their patience having missed 959 days before returning to action just before lockdown, which resulted in another absence of 123 days.
Seneca Chief was also the first time Billie Portwin has a led up a winner!