21 January 2019
I seem to have a plethora of tough chasing mares at the moment with the likes of Nightfly, Aunty Ann and Treackle Tart. Castafiore is adding her name to the list after a brilliant success at Haydock in the Patrick Coyne Memorial Altcar Novices' Chase. This Grade 2 success adds to her place in listed company as a juvenile hurdler and qualifies her for the top TBA Elite Mares' category on top of her already impressive Godolphin pedigree. She had come out of her Wincanton win in flying form and I expected her to out run her odds, however we did not expect to win considering she was so wrong in the weights. Paul gave her a brilliant ride andit was a well deserved success as he gets on well with Castafiore and works hard. It was a great team effort and the entire team Longsdon would like to congratulate the Slater Stockwood Nicholson Partnership for their continued success with Castafiore.
It's a big priced winner as the only mare in the field Castafiore goes in at 28/1 in the Patrick Coyne Memorial Altcar Novices' Chase for Charlie Longsdon and Paul O'Brien. ?? pic.twitter.com/rnXmJxkxzx— Haydock Park Races (@haydockraces) January 19, 2019