Horse – Myfanwy’s Magic
Trainer – Martin Keighley
Jockey – James Best
Date – 24/03/23
Result – 5/6
cazoo open national hunt flat race 2m going Gd to soft
A competitve race despite field size with two previous bumper winners. A little characteristic buck from Magic at the start but he set off on the heels of the two leaders as planned. He was soon in a steady rythym losing action slightly on the bends on very soft ground, but keeping his line and when James nudged him along to get back into it he responded well. When the pace picked up 5f out, he was left behind with the two market leaders up front. He responded well again with James giving him an encouraging but thoughtful ride on hands and heels only. From 2f out they overtook one from the rear, making up good ground and running on strongly, keeping galloping to the line.
All very pleasing, Magic will have learned a lot and showed us we can be positive about the future and naturally a longer trip will suit. Martin has concluded we aim for another bumper to keep him going and give him the experience while he schools to go over hurdles next time.
Exciting times ahead and feedback from James was all positive, see below.