The plan to take Somethingboutmary to Lingfield was designed so Gary Witherford could load her….. After spending over a month with him we wanted to give her every chance to reward our patience and put in a good performance.
She was favourite most of the day, and had every right to be. The only winner in the field, by a long way not the most expensive horse in the race but imo the nicest looking….
She went in to the stalls first Gary led her in, he had worked his magic touch and she had loaded… he popped a hood on her to keep her calm…… Her owners waited to see if she would ping out……
Gates back, SBM was out and flying, Julie Burke took her to the front; I just wish there could have been a close up on Gary to see the relief on his face…… SBM was tanking along in front, if anything going to well was she using too much gas early….. Turning in to the Lingfield straight still her white face leading the pack… Julie asked her to go and win race… SBM kicked and went, the well backed Chris wall horse came to her back end, SBM again took off winning by over a length… Fairly cosy by the end.
Job done, she had loaded, jumped and won… what more can you ask… 3 runs and 2 wins from our filly.
On hand to represent WRS was 1st time owner Sam Chant, from his texts and the loss of his voice I think he had a top day, screaming SBM home from the top bend its an experience that he will never forget and it makes me smile that WRS can offer this…..
Racing post described her as quirky….. Gary said its fine to be quirky as long as you have the talent to match!!!!!
I can’t thank Gary enough for all his hard work….. as my best man at my wedding said Persistence beats resistance!!!!!!