Santini sizzles on pursuing introduction
Nicky Henderson’s Santini looked an exemplary character on his pursuing introduction when cruising to triumph in the Ladbrokes John Francome Chase at Newbury on Saturday.
The six-year-old child of Milan endured only one annihilation over obstacles when he was third behind Kilbricken Storm in the Albert Bartlett, however that equal was forgotten with the washing here as Santini walked home.
Rough’s Treasure gave him most to do, yet Santini gathered up from him by four lengths when Nico De Boinville requesting that he seal the race after the last.
Only one hopping mistake down the back undermined to wreck Santini’s pursuing presentation, however separated from that he bounced pleasantly and his class shone through a dim day in Berkshire.
Sky Bet went 4/1 from 6/1 about the champ for the RSA Chase in March.
Luxurious establishes great connection
Rich Trish ran out a prepared victor of the Ladbrokes Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury on Ladbrokes Trophy day.
Paul Nicholls showed signs of improvement of old adversary Nicky Henderson as Posh Trish acounted for Lust For Glory by more than three lengths with Alan King’s Passing Call back in third.
It was the second time the front two had met as Lust For Glory drove home Posh Trish at this track three weeks prior, however a 8lb draw at the weights helped the victor pivot that frame.
Sky Bet slice Posh Trish to 16/1 for the Mares’ Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.
Representative Michael Shinners stated: “Luxurious Trish turned the tables on Lust For Glory in persuading style. She looks a player in the Mares Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March and we are presently 16/1 from 33/1”