Monday 22nd October 2018
Trainer Chris Gordon enjoyed a double on the nineteenth Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Charity Raceday.
Jumping Jack got the ball rolling with victory in the Geoffrey Budd Partnership Maiden Hurdle from the Gary Moore-trained Kapdad, his finishing speed telling as he wore down his front-running rival from the final flight.
King Cnut was a taking winner in the Jeremy Kyle Josh Gifford Memorial Handicap Chase. The four-year-old was in receipt of a generous weight allowance from his older rivals and produced a good round of jumping under Tom Cannon. He will win more races.
Wenceslaus got off the mark in the Coral Backing Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre Novices' Handicap Hurdle for David Bridgwater under conditional Daniel Hiskett.
Vivas was a ready winner in the Gerald Karn-Smith Memorial Chase. Charlie Longsdon's seven-year-old pulled clear from Call To Order, the pair the only finishers after the fall of Knocknanuss before halfway.
Royal Hall completed a hat-trick over hurdles for Gary Moore in the SIS Supports Moorcroft Handicap. He relished the step up to twenty-five furlongs as he forged clear under Jamie Moore and should continue to improve up the ranks.
River of Intrigue made it eighth time lucky over fences in the Hunters Estate Agents Supports Moorcroft Novices' Handicap Chase for Fergal O'Brien and Paddy Brennan.
Mount Vesuvius cashed in a reduced handicap mark in the Pacha Du Polder Seeking Third Foxhunters Handicap Hurdle. Paul Henderson's charge hadn't won for some time but capitalised under a patient ride from Tom O'Brien. Punters may want to keep an eye out for the fourth-home Dowhatudodobest, who didn't get much luck in running and finished well. She can win before long.
Mrs P Kent's Topsy Turvy, ridden by Zak Kent, was a tenacious winner in the Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre Shetland Pony Gold Cup.