Double’s are always something special and we are lucky to have enjoyed another one at Leicester yesterday.
Clondaw Castle kick-started proceedings with an emphatic, bounce-back-to-form win in the Two Mile Novices’ Chase under Ciaran Gethings. Clondaw eased to a 10 length win over a very talented Nicky Henderson horse in second place who was priced at 8/13F.
We had previously had issues with Clondaw including a splint that saw an earlier than anticipated end to his season last campaign and an enzyme issue at the start of this season which meant he kept tying up.
Hopefully, we have now got to the bottom of Clondaw’s issues and can really start exposing his true potential in his races.
He is a fantastic jumper and one of our best work horses due to his sheer pace which will hopefully stand him in good stead for a race such as the Close Brothers Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham.
Another Stowaway landed the big race of the day, the Two Mile Seven Novices’ Handicap Chase also ridden by Ciaran and in doing so brought up the second leg of the double.
Again, it was Stowaway’s jumping that sealed another 10 length win with again, a decent horse back in second place at the price of 9/4F.
A bit of a handful at home, Stowaway is ridden everyday by head lad, Ciaran McKee who has to maintain a tight seat most of the time.
You can’t miss Stowaway at home for his enormous and athletic bucks which proceed all of his work; the athleticism may explain his neat and bold style of jumping.
A fantastic looking horse, there should be a lot more untapped potential with Stowaway.