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Three Wins in a Week

  • Jonathan Burke, Robert Aplin and Charlie Longsdon collecting the prize from Princess Anne after Bestwork's win of the Arctic Spas Worcester Grand Annual Handicap Chase
    Jonathan Burke, Robert Aplin and Charlie Longsdon collecting the prize from Princess Anne after Bestwork's win of the Arctic Spas Worcester Grand Annual Handicap Chase
  • Brian Hughes, Robert Aplin and Charlie Longsdon collecting Hammersly Lake's prize at Cartmel
    Brian Hughes, Robert Aplin and Charlie Longsdon collecting Hammersly Lake's prize at Cartmel
  • Kilfinichen Bay's winning connections at Cartmel
    Kilfinichen Bay's winning connections at Cartmel
  • Kilfinichen Bay wins at Cartmel Racecourse
    Kilfinichen Bay wins at Cartmel Racecourse
  • Kilfinichen Bay winning connections at Cartmel
    Kilfinichen Bay winning connections at Cartmel
  • Johnathan Burke collecting his prize from Princess Anne
    Johnathan Burke collecting his prize from Princess Anne
  • Bestwork's winning connections
    Bestwork's winning connections
  • Bestwork's winning owner: Robert Aplin collecting his prize from Princess Anne
    Bestwork's winning owner: Robert Aplin collecting his prize from Princess Anne
  • Bestwork winning under Jonathan Burke at Worcester
    Bestwork winning under Jonathan Burke at Worcester

5 July 2018

During Racing Welfare's Racing Staff Week, we doubled our wins for the season from 3 to 6!

Kilfinichen Bay was threatened with retirement if he failed to pull his socks up and run as we expected, with the urgings of Champion jockey, Richard Johnson he responded well to win The Cumbria Grand Hotel At Grange Handicap Chase by 5 lengths! This was his twelfth win in his career and he had been previously rated 140 two years ago so we expected him to run well off 109 having dropped in the handicap through the hunter chase route with Fred Hutsby.

Hammersly Lake doubled up on the day at Cartmel to win the Oakmere Homes Handicap Chase under a great ride from Brian Hughes off top weight. He suited the track, and there a couple more races in him before possibly returning to Far Hills in October for The American Grand National.

Bestwork has been a fantastic horse over the past 14 months and he recorded his 6th win in that period at Worcester in the Arctic Spas Worcester Grand Annual Handicap Chase. I had doubts whether he had the stamina for three miles however he enjoyed the lack of pressure early on and Johnny got him into a lovely rhythm, jumping well throughout the race. 18 months ago I never would have believed that he would win a feature race on an afternoon, and it was a privledge to be presented the prize by The Princess Royal and it was extremely good prize money from Arctic Spas and Worcester Racecourse

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