IT was a fine perfomance from Arigato to win the Betway 0-85 handicap at Newmarket earlier this afternoon.
Heavy rain had caused several non- runners on the basis of unsuitable ground and five of the original nine runners lined up. Arigato was slowly into stride but then travelled strongly and was soon prominent taking up the running two furlongs out and going all the way to the line under Josephine Gordon, to win by 9 1/2 lengths.
We are all thrilled with his win and delighted for owner, Emma Banks. Fingers crossed the handicapper is not too hard on him! It is nice to run at headquarters and be home with time for relaxing in the paddock.