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.
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.”
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.”