On the 21st August, members of the Neil Mulholland Racing Club had a great Saturday afternoon at Uttoxeter watching their horse win the day's big handicap chase. He was backed into favouritism but needed plenty of cajoling from jockey Robbie Dunne on the way around as he was on and off the bridle for most of the race. Obviously, however, the crucial part of the race is the winning line and to the delight of the racing club members, he was in front there winning a nice prize.
Doing Fine is due to run again at Warwick later in September and if you would like to join the fun, then membership of the racing club is £150 per month and details can be found on the club web page.
The yard has had three further winners in the last couple of weeks and it could have been more but for some bad luck.
Glengar was fancied at Newton Abbot the day before Doing Fine's race but was hampered and unseated at the first fence, but there was another winner on Tuesday 25th August when Chirico Vallis, owned by leading jumps owner JP McManus was allowed to lead unchallenged and that meant that he had plenty left in the tank when pressed at the 2nd last and was able to forge clear for a nice win under JP's retained rider Richie McLernon.
The bad luck re-surfaced on Friday when at Fontwell, Heavey looked a likely winner when he fell and Sunday did not start much better when the well-fancied Scardura unseated Robbie Dunne at the first fence. There were however winners later on the Perth card as first Soupy Soups came home in front in the big handicap chase giving Robbie some recompense for his earlier misfortune and Frau Georgia followed up a short time later winning her handicap hurdle in good style under Tom Scudamore.
The jumps season proper will kick off in the coming weeks and it is great to see the yard in such fine form and certainly "hitting the ground running" ahead of the bigger meetings starting to take place.