Nick Gifford’s string is in fine form

Findon trainer Nick Gifford has his string in fine form at present at Downs Stables, where recent runners have been in peak condition.

Theo’s Charm, which  has always shown potential, put in an excellent performance at Lingfield . Running in the Class three handicap hurdle over two miles three furlongs, he tackled the heavy ground well.

Theo’s Charm following his good run, pictured at Downs Stables Findon with Nick and Ruth Gifford    Photo courtesy of Michael Harris

Ridden by Leighton Aspell, and owned  by Michael O’ Shea, he was carrying almost two stone more than the winner of the race. Nick Gifford said Theo’s Charm had benefited from a wind operation, enabling to finish his races well.

Nick added: ” One day soon hopefully he will get his head in front. He deserves to win as he is so honest. Head lad Andrew Tony Veale led up Theo’s Charm today and congratulations to all the connections.”

Paddys Poem with jockey James Davies following his Fakenham win    Photo: Downs Stables

Nick followed up with a fine victory, when homebred Paddy’s Poem, owned and  bred  by Mrs T Brown, won impressively at Fakenham, on his first run after a break.

Nick said:” He will improve for the experience. James Davies gave him a brilliant ride as always. His jumping got better the further he went. Congratulations to all the connections. Paddy’s Poem is ridden everyday at home by Vova and was led up by Vova too.”




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