Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Shock success for WadhamHeadlines
Coming down the straight in the opener

Wiesentraum stunned punters with a shock 40-1 success in the 'In Loving Memory of Scott Dobson' Beginners' Chase at Doncaster.

Victory looked out of the question for most of the race as Lucy Wadham's six-year-old was struggling at the rear of the field on his debut over fences.

However, he picked up noticeably for Dominic Elsworth in the long straight and collared Vintage Star close home to prevail by a neck.

Wadham's husband and assistant Justin said: "He's a good ground horse, which is why we came here, and I think he wants further. His jumping got better as the race went on and he will improve for better ground.

"This was surprising, so we'll stick to novice chasing, but it depends on the ground. He's a good-actioned horse."

Connections have Cheltenham Festival aspirations after Rocky Creek opened his account over fences in the Healthwatch Doncaster Novices' Chase. Runner-up to Harry Topper at his first try at the bigger obstacles, the Paul Nicholls-trained gelding beat a small but select field in good style.

Daryl Jacob always had the 4-6 shot up with the pace and though Molotov tried to make a race of it, Rocky Creek was too strong and strode away to win by four lengths, with Attaglance 15 lengths away in third.

"The form of the Exeter race has worked out well with the winner winning a Grade Two chase at Newbury," said Nicholls' pupil assistant Tom Jonason.

"It's not been straightforward between Exeter and here, but hopefully he will turn into a Festival horse in March. Between now and then he's got time to have two more runs. There were a couple of good benchmarks in there."

Stan James cut Rocky Creek to 14-1 from 20-1 for the RSA Chase at Cheltenham.

27 February 2015

Golantilla in Ballsbridge bid
Glingerburn facing another battle
Pipe targets Aintree with veterans
Carlito primed for Kelso return
McCoy not planning Festival goodbye
Bridge camp praying for rain
Cook suspended from riding
Safety strikes in Zabeel Mile
Fehily confirms Zarkandar mount
Lieutenant bosses Purcell rivals
Dettori delights on Dubday
Many Clouds goes back to school
Maguire loses appeal
New One at ease for Faugheen clash
Foxrock still in Gold Cup picture
Apache ready to take flight in JLT

26 February 2015

Higgins back in business
Cookie poised for April return
Silvi threat unsettles Riches camp
No going concerns at Cheltenham
Fry resigned to Fehily Ruby loss
Trip key to Balder success - King
McLernon gets nod for Holywell
Salsify leads Foxhunter field
Mullins unveils Bumper entry
Curtis hoping for Cross revival
Aurore misses Mares' date

25 February 2015

Ton-up for in-form Pipe
Big display from George veteran
Credit to join the Premier league
Jack to duck Grimthorpe date
Tea preparing for National tilt
Geraghty rates Whisper World claims
George retains Module faith
Uramazin ready to go again
Coney team wait on Festival call
Aintree on Ceremony agenda
Silvi is all Gold - Nicholls
Bright Clouds gets serious
Puffin swoops at Leicester
Nicholls: Rheu call tough for Sam
Nicholls suffers Hinterland blow
Own on Cheltenham trail
BHA issues new anti-doping rules
Walsh hoping for a Champagne moment
That ruled out of World bid

24 February 2015

Carr revved up for National service
Draycott Festival plans shelved
Knott to appeal three-year ban
Conti at fever pitch for Gold Cup
Fiddes seeking Movie gift
Generous praise for Ransom
No regrets for Doyle
O'Regan rates Stark claims
Fortt wins stable staff gong
Festival aim for Keevil's Legend
Nothing slow about Best's Foot
Duke toppled at Ayr
Serge bids for Festival flyer
Filleule has 'realistic chance'
Henderson: Sprinter 'spot on'
Time beats Henderson with That
Jacob rates Reve chance
Twiston-Davies eager for Rocky ride
Beltor likely for Triumph bid

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015