Birthday success at Newton Abbot
Golden Birthday gained his fourth success for us with a clear cut victory over two and a quarter miles in a handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot on Monday.
It was a nice prize for this time of year and the decent early pace played to his strengths because when the other three runners tired he was left to pick up the pieces.
It is fair to say that while Golden Birthday was in control at the finish the winning margin of seventeen lengths was slightly misleading as it was a case of the opposition underperforming rather than Golden Birthday over performing.
So we are hoping the handicapper doesn't take the form too literally.
As he is not overly big and prefers better ground we will keep him on the go and have pencilled in a valuable handicap for him back at Newton Abbot over two miles, five furlongs in a month's time.
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