The stylish victory of PARIS DIXIE at Newton Abbot in the Trevor Leslie Scheu Memorial Novices’  long distance handicap hurdle on Monday completed an eventful 24 hours for our team.

A day earlier we played host at Potwell Farm to a large gathering of friends and supporters on our annual Owners’ day.

We paraded sixty horses and there was a lot of favourable comment about our recently completed ultra modern barn which houses 25 stables as well as our new office and owners’ room.

I owe a big thanks to all our staff who worked so hard to put on a successful event which showcased all our facilities.

I even managed to give a favourable mention to Paris Dixie who I felt should go close at Newton Abbot with plenty in her favour.

It was a nice opportunity after a six week break since her last run and given that she had won her bumper at Carlisle I was hopeful that the longer trip would help make use of her sound jumping.

She found things easy, was always prominent and enjoyed herself.  Rex Dingle eased her ahead three from home, and she soon drew clear in the colours of the Owners Group to win decisively by sixteen lengths from Wild Wilbur.

Paris Dixie did pull a shoe off but if she gives me the right signals in the next few days I am tempted to turn her out again quickly in a similar race at Fontwell on Saturday under a 7lbs penalty.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *