Le Coeur Net opened his season with his fourth success over fences with a win at Plumpton on Monday off a handicap mark of 115.

A race that looked competitive on paper rather fell apart with two horses withdrawn on the day and the favourite unfortunately suffering a serious injury at half-way.

Ben Godfrey had just moved up Le Coeur Net to challenge when the leader Wenceslaus came down at the second last fence leaving our contender to coast home unchallenged.

Jumping is the name of the game and it was good to see Le Coeur Net put in a solid performance in the colours of the 35 strong Wessex Racing Club. The seasonal tally for the Racing Club is now 2 winners and a 2nd from 3 runs.

He had a nice jolly round in contrast to his last visit to Plumpton when he seemed to resent wearing blinkers and was eventually pulled up. It’s great to see Ben forging a good relationship with Le Coeur Net who has not always been a straightforward ride

As Le Coeur Net seems to relish testing conditions I’ll consider getting him out again quite quickly under a penalty in a similar race.

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