allowed to go off at 33/1 on Saturday, our summer jumper Prickles
managed to finish a very promising third at Uttoxeter in front of a
large crowd and live on Channel 4 racing...
Prickles is a really nice bay by top National Hunt sire Karinga Bay,
and ridden by Tom Messenger she set off around Uttoxeter over the
minimum two miles out the back of the pack.
As they went into the last
circuit, she was still out the back, and probably
written off by many pundits, but then started to make
Over three out she had travelled to within four lengths
of the lead, and after having to bypass the second last
she ran down through four horses to get within a couple
of lengths of the winner and second.
The key to this mare is the track and ground, and we
fully expect that she will be going back to Uttoxeter
during their summer jumps meetings!
Derek Shaw was delighted - and is all
ready planning this mare's next target race. The share period
for Prickles starts in two weeks and runs all the way through the
summer, allowing her to race over jumps and on the flat when the
opportunities are there.
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