Credo provided our first winner of the new season with a fluent victory from the front in a mares’ bumper at Fontwell on Wednesday evening.
She made a pleasing debut for us at Plumpton early in April, which earned a 7lbs penalty, so Ben Godfrey’s 5lbs claim was obviously a big plus in a better, more competitive race.
I walked the track twice just to be sure the ground was genuinely good for Credo who set off in front at a sensible tempo and quickened the pace coming off the final bend. The Queen’s well backed newcomer Blue Heaven tried to mount a challenge in the closing stages but Credo was always in command and kept on strongly to prevail by two and a quarter lengths in the colours of the Potwell Racing Syndicate II.
She has earned a holiday now and given that she has won a point-to-point, schools fluently at home and has a nice attitude I’m full of hope that she will be a useful mare to go hurdling in October once the rain comes. Lots to look forward to for her next season . . . .