Easter Sprint nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Easter Sprint. The Easter Sprint will be run on Sunday 27th March at Muswellbrook racecourse.

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1ANNANDALE LASSM5Graham Payne
2ARQUETTEM5Jason Attard
3BELANNOROM6Greg Bennett
4CAPTAIN SCOTT (NZ)G6Aleacia Bennett
5CHARLES IN CHARGEG5Lee & Anthony Freedman
6CHASING CHARLIEG5Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones
7DANISH TWISTM4Kris Lees
8ELECTRIC POWERM5Kris Lees
9FAITH’N’COURAGEM7Lee Lunn
10GOLDSTONEG8Robert Davies
11HARRY HOTSPURG5Kim Waugh
12INFINITE BLISSM7Michael Mulholland
13IWILLDOITG5Brett Thompson
14LUCKY IMA CUGATG7Steve Hodge
15MARK’S LEGACYG5Jason Coyle
16MR SMARTG6Stephen Farley
17PARRAAYM5Kris Lees
18RADICAL IMPACTG6Nick Mitchell
19SENSE OF PLAYG6Brett Partelle
20SO YOU KNOWG6Bill Thompson
21SONGSPURG8Ken Parsons
22SPINNING GOLDG5Damien Lane
23STRANGERINPARADISEM5Terry J Fahey
24SUKRAJIM8Brett Partelle
25TABLEAUXG6Todd Howlett
26TEXTILESG6Todd Howlett
27THE LOOKM6Paul Perry
28TIGER BY THE TALEG4Danny Williams

News:

Victoria Pendleton intends to carry on riding in point-to-point races after her exhilarating experience when fifth in the St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham.

The dual Olympic gold medal winning cyclist was back riding out at Alan and Lawney Hill’s Oxfordshire stables on Saturday morning following her memorable afternoon aboard the Paul Nicholls-trained Pacha Du Polder.

Pendleton said she would be back in the saddle at her local point-to-point racecourse in Buckinghamshire, next weekend.

“It has been a really special experience,” Pendleton said.

“I watched the Festival last year but at that point I didn’t even allow myself to think what might happen.

“To come back 12 months later and take part, I can’t explain how it feels.

“There are things I need to practise and work on that hopefully I can put to good effect in the future.

“I think you have to really want to do this in your heart. It’s a sport with many, many lows and just a few exceptional highs and you have to really love what you do.”

John Francome was one of those to criticise Pendleton’s ‘Switching Saddles’ project but said he has “never been more happy to be wrong”.

Former champion jockey Francome had said she was “an accident waiting to happen”, and needed “saving from herself”.

But after seeing her safely negotiate 22 fences in what is known as the amateur riders’ Gold Cup, Francome was quick to offer his congratulations to Pendleton.

“Well done to her, it was a great effort and I’ve never been more happy to be wrong,” he said.

“She did a great job and she had a fantastic horse to ride.”

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