Another great day for Thorne Farm with our second double of the season at Chepstow racecourse Saturday.
Samingarry has been a star since he’s started chasing, winning the feature race of the day at Chepstow yesterday ‘The 3m Novices Limited Handicap Chase‘ he was given a very good ride by James Best, jumping really well throughout and powering home to win by 9 lengths. This is the horses second course and distance win adding to Aintree and Exeter. This was a competitive race and some very shrewd judges think a lot of this horse and there is a big pot to be won with him. He has come out of his race really well and will now be roughed off and turned away for a busy campaign next season.
The hugely talented but very frustrating Master Neo won the 3m handicap chase also at Chepstow Saturday , and again given a brilliant ride by James Best jumping really well throughout and also winning easily by 9 lengths. This horse has had a lot of problems both mentally and physically but is a huge credit to all involved with him to get him back to winning ways, this was his second chase success and hopefully a step in the right direction for the apple off davids eye, he has come out of his race really well and may run again this season.
A huge well done to grand national winning connections of Pineau de Re, this really brave horse was given a great ride by Leighton Aspell and trained to perfection by Dr Richard Newland, it is 23 years since Nigel Hawke had his day in the spotlight when winning the big one aboard Seagram.