Times when the horses are running well, but not winning, makes the times when they do get their heads in front even sweeter. February has seen two more winners, but in the last week, four more have finished 2nd and it would be great to see the good runs rewarded with a winner or two soon.
Rock on Rita did win for the yard back on 1st February at Ffos Las. She is owned by JP McManus and his retained jockey Aidan Coleman was in the saddle for this win. Rock on Rita stayed on strongly at the end of the race to see off her rivals with a very pleasing performance.
That winner was followed up on the 4th of February when Maliboo won her second race in a week. She travelled all the way up to Catterick for this run, but she made the journey worthwhile when she justified odds-on favouritism to win. Sean Bowen was the rider for this one, and rode his fifth winner for the yard, two of which have now been on Maliboo. She is pictured below out in the paddock having a rest after her two recent wins!
We will be hoping for a few more winners as we head into the Spring, with the Cheltenham Festival just four weeks away.