So the last meeting of 2019 at Les Landes finished on a high with 3 winners from 3 runners. Best of all though was the fact that Mike Burbidge my long time owner and supporter took Champion Owner of 2019 and his consistant mare Molliana took the title of champion horse of the 2019 season, all in front of his family who had joined him over in Jersey alongside my own family.
Molliana Chamion Horse Jersey Race club 2019
Molliana and the Burbidge family after her win
Molliana won the Oakbridge Claredon Handicap (1m4f) by 2 1/4 lengths with Brendan Powell in the saddle after challenging 3f out she led in the final furlong to win comfortably, giving her 6 wins over there this season.
Man of the Sea with Mike and Jim Burbidge.
Man Of The Sea won the handicap sprint (5 1/2f) by a neck under Brendan staying on strongly and leading close to home to give the Burbidge's a double.
Man of the Sea
Man Of The Sea with Andrew and Brendan.
Magical Thomas and Billy
Geoff and Joan's consistant and charming little horse Magical Thomas provided them with yet another win, winning the Lady Brenda Cook Memorial Handicap Hurdle (2m4F) by 5 lengths after going clear 2 out to win extermely comfortably.
A trip to Fontwell last week provided a nice double.
The Jockey Clubs Ownership's Carolines Charm proved that going over fences was the name of the game after jumping superbly for Sam in the 2m5 1/2f attheraces Novices Chase to win by a length.
BG Racing Partnership's Fr Humphrey won the Sky Sports Racing Novice Hurdle (2m5 1/2f) by a neck under a great ride from James.
James Best winning on Fr Humphrey.