THERE might not have been any Cheltenham fare, however Saturday nonetheless served up its justifiable share of shut finishes and spectacular performances.
It got here thick and quick throughout the playing cards and we have picked out one of the best bits from the afternoon’s motion.
Star performer 🔭
There have been a number of candidates however the accolade has to go to Kupatana.
She’s been making loads of leaping errors just lately however the swap to Paul Nicholls has accomplished her the world of fine and he or she duly rattled clear for a powerful success within the Mares’ Novice Chase at Kelso.
The efficiency was all of the extra spectacular contemplating she constructed up an enormous lead, got here again to the sector and was headed, after which powered on once more.
Sean Bowen, who options under, once more confirmed his mastery within the saddle and his mount is unquestionably one to observe sooner or later.
Journey of the day 🏇
Look no additional than the outstanding Sean Bowen.
He gave Winston C a wonderful ready experience up at Kelso, powering by means of rivals within the ultimate furlong to land the prize within the final strides.
There are few jocks round to rival his power within the saddle and nous in a stick state of affairs, and he actually has an extended and fruitful profession forward.
Horse on the up 🔼
Lingfield three.10 – Government Pressure
Michael Wigham’s five-year-old has now seen the winner’s enclosure seven occasions this season from eight begins, together with his solely defeat coming behind the super-smart Matterhorn.
His efficiency to land right now’s Solar Racing handicap was a profession greatest, not least as a result of the favorite acquired first run on him.
The handicapper will now need to put him as much as round a mark of 100 – a reasonably superb feat contemplating he began the marketing campaign off 71.
Little doubt he hasn’t completed enhancing but, and he’ll take some stopping wherever he goes subsequent.