CREDO made a highly pleasing return to action with a fluent success in the £24,000 Court Stud Handicap Chase over three and a quarter miles at Wincanton on Sunday in the colours of Potwell Racing Syndicate II.

She is a cracking mare, not overly big, but loves jumping fences and was given a fine patient ride by Rex Dingle who produced her to lead at the second last before she drew clear to win stylishly by six and a half lengths from Musical Slave on testing ground.

Credo is one of ours that is busy at home and so gets herself quite fit. However beforehand I wasn’t sure she would handle the conditions at Wincanton after all the recent rain.

But she was fine on it and has now won six times from sixteen starts which is a decent record and I am keen to campaign her in some of the more competitive 0-145 handicaps, maybe at Haydock, off a relatively light weight.

We have plenty ready to run in November but unfortunately our star bumper horse Crest of Glory is out for the season with an issue after a setback. That’s seriously disappointing because I had high hopes for him after his runaway victory in the £100,000 Goffs Spring Store Sales race at Newbury in March.

Hopefully he can make up for lost time next season.

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