If we weren’t currently spoiled enough with having two doubles this month we have bettered that again by having an across-the-card treble at Ludlow and Kempton.
Petit Palais was first up by winning Ludlow’s Juvenile Hurdle ridden by Johnny Burke.
He was bought by Noel George at the Newmarket Autumn Horses in Training sales for 26,000gns out of John Gosden’s yard for David Fox.
Petit Palais, or Piglet as he is now affectionately known, seemed a bargain for that price when winning by 4 1/2 lengths, asserting clear of the field
He has been a lovely, laid-back horse since he arrived and is thought very fondly of in the yard.
He duly impressed with his first time schooling over hurdles where he did not miss a beat nor was he phased by the obstacles; so much so he was leading the string over the hurdles on just his third attempt.
We’re hoping to set our sights a bit higher with him now and see if he can line up in some nicer juvenile hurdles come the spring.
Song Saa doubled the win tally of the day when winning the Handicap Chase at Kempton under Noel George at 8-1.
A gorgeous looking Midnight Legend mare, Song Saa jumped superbly and still had plenty up her sleeve over the final fence to win by a comfortable 6 lengths.
We were so happy she finally got the result she has deserved for a while now and looks to run again shortly whilst she is in this vein of form.
The treble was completed by Good Man Jim who pulled out a gutsy performance to finally, show us what he is capable of in the Ludlow Maiden Hurdle under Johnny Burke.
A rather puzzling horse, Jim has been frustrating for connections after an emphatic Irish point win and sold for big money he had disappointed significantly on his first two starts in England.
After lackluster performances in his bumper and first Maiden Hurdle there were many questions to be answered with this run.
Thankfully, Jimmy pulled out a great front-running performance and stuck his head down over the final few furlongs to defy the favourite.
Hopefully, this is the Jim we will be seeing from now on and whatever was amiss in his previous runs has been well and truly eradicated.
The staff were treated to a pizza night at our local pub, the Woolpack, after the treble as a way of saying thank you for all of their hard work to make results like these happen.