Another good winner for Downs Stables

Downs Racing Stables at Findon are continuing to have a fine season. Trainer Nick Gifford saddled up another impressive winner at Lingfield Park at the weekend.

Didtheyleaveuoutto, a four-year-old chestnut gelding by Presenting, owned by John P McManus made his debut in a competitive National Hunt Flat Race at Lingfield Park.

Under a good ride from Leighton Aspell, who rode a double at the meeting, this young horse won easily by ten lengths in the eight-runner field.

Didtheyleaveuoutto in the Winner’s spot with Andrew Tony Veale Photo: Downs Stables

He will come on for this comfortable introduction to racing and seems to be a progressive sort and one to watch out for in the future.

Held up in last place, his rider ensured he made smooth progress on the outer more than three furlongs from home.  He tracked the then leader, Ceara Be trained by Alex Hales and ridden by Wayne Hutchinson, taking the lead from him more than a furlong from home.

A good turn of foot ensured he went clear of Ceara Be and Didtheyleaveyououtto and he won in assured style.

It was an impressive winning debut for this Findon runner and he should go on to even better things over obstacles.

His rider enjoyed a good double at the meeting, following up with a victory in the Intermediate Handicap  Chase over two miles seven furlongs on board Full Irish. Leighton was on board  4-1 shot, trained by Emma Lavelle,  which won by a comfortable seven lengths from Two Smokin Barrels trained by Michael Scudamore.

There is racing again at Lingfield Park on Wedneday December 20, Saturday December 23 and Thursday December 28. For full details contact www.lingfieldpark.co.uk/fixtures

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