VERY pleased with Lestrade’s win yesterday evening, breaking his maiden on his second appearance on a racecourse. Partnered by Callum Shepherd they tracked the leaders on the inside before switching right just before the furlong marker and taking the lead inside the final furlong to go and win the seven furlong novice stakes by a length for owner Clive Washbourn.
I hoped he would win and was delighted to see him fulfil our expectations. He is a progressive horse and I think he will develop into a very useful handicapper over the season.
Unfortunately Clive wasn’t there cheering him home but I know he is thrilled with his first winner of hopefully many in 2019.