There was a dramatic conclusion to the opening race at Wincanton when newbie jockey Freddie Gordon was thrown into the ultimate hurdle after his mount Sami Bear jinked to his proper when main, leaving Jet Marshall to certain up the run-in for a cushty success.
Because the leaders entered the straight Sami Bear took up the working with the Joe Tizzard-trained Seymour Promise, however they had been intently adopted by the eventual winner Jet Marshall and favorite Fame And Enjoyable, who then unseated his rider Freddie Gingell on the second-last hurdle.
Sami Bear then started to float to his left and have become unsteerable for Gordon, who tried to straighten his mount up as they approached the final. Nevertheless, the horse jinked to his proper on take-off, unshipping Gordon and impeding Seymour Promise.
Sami Bear (left): jinked to his proper, unshipping Gordon and impeding Seymour PromiseCredit score: Alan Crowhurst
That left the Philip Hobbs-trained Jet Marshall in entrance and he powered up the run-in to win by 4 and quarter lengths underneath Ben Sutton, who was recording his second profession winner underneath guidelines, with Seymour Promise coming dwelling in second.
“Freddie’s grand, he is good as gold,” mentioned Chris Gordon, coach of Sami Bear and father of Freddie. “Sami Bear has been a bit naughty a few times earlier than. He jinked a little bit down at Plumpton and he did that final time right here.
“When he was coming together with his problem he did a few soiled jinks there as properly, so he could be a little bit wayward at instances. It is irritating as a result of I believed we had the race within the bag and 99 per cent of time my boy gave him a stunning experience – other than hurling himself into the hurdle on the final!”
There was a tragic postscript to the race because the Ben Pauling-trained Torula, who crossed the road in third, collapsed after having a coronary heart assault and handed away.
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