Happy New Year from everyone at Conkwell Lodge.
We hope that you had a happy and healthy festive break and that you have enjoyed all the high-class racing that we have seen in the last couple of weeks.
The winter weather has really kicked in with soft ground everywhere at the moment and a lot of rain in the last few days. Watching the racing on TV was pretty bleak yesterday, so you can only imagine what it was like for those that needed to venture from under cover at the racecourse!
For that reason, the success of Heavey in the last at Wincanton yesterday was very welcome and sent everyone home happy.
Heavey has always had plenty of ability by he has not been in the winners’ enclosure since November 2019 and it was great to see the patience of his owners Qdos Racing rewarded with another success, his first over fences.
It was the first winner of 2022 for the yard as well! We had gone close with five 2nd places since New Years Day, but it was great to go one better. Richie McLernon was in the saddle for this winning performance.
With heavy conditions likely for most of the coming week, it could be a quiet one in terms of runners from the yard, but there are plenty of nice horses to look forward to in the coming weeks.