The Ontoawinner Team sent raiding parties to Ripon and Haydock Saturday on a busy day for racing, with fantastic prizemoney on offer across the Saturday flat cards.
Fast Shot went to Ripon for a rematch of Pontefract with several nice sprinters for their £25,000 6f race and Yourartisonfire went to Haydock for the £50,000 corbettsports.com Handicap.
Fast Shot looked fantastic before the race and Ontoawinner’s Alan Davies told AtTheRaces cameras what he thought would happen, putting punters right on the tactics and how the race would unfold. Alan called it spot on, with the field splitting in two with Fast Shot settled in for a late surge. Rachel Richardson again took 7lb off the improving sprinter, purchase for £6000 by Niall & Simon as a 3-y-0 rated 61.
Rachel tucked Fast Shot in behind the early fast pace on the far side and always knew what she had. He was again travelling sweetly and Rachel moved him out for a challenge a furlong out and cool hands Richardson was always going to get there. This was Rachel’s 7th career win and trainers need to sit up and take note, she is a talented quiet rider with soft hands and a steely nerve. It’s back to back wins for Fast Shot and Richardson. The handicapper will again reassess and trips to York and back to Ripon for the Great St. Wilfred now await the improving flagship sprinter. His grand dam won an Ayr Gold Cup………..he couldn’t, could he?
Yourartisonfire came out of his Doncaster race really well and Simon and Karl picked out the valuable Haydock prize for him to aim at. We knew it would be touch and go whether he would make the cut for this race or not. He was declared and was last to get in. The plan started coming together when it was agreed Joey Haynes would take off 5lb, leaving our big strong horse wondering was anyone on board at all. With 7st 12lb on his back and overnight rain, the signs looked good, and the Ontoawinner owners took note. He was sent off a well backed 7/1 third favourite. Joey got him settled well after an ordinary break. Joey took closer order around the bend and soon had Yourartisonfire, named by Colleen Rooney, in a prominent position travelling strongly wide of the leaders. Joey and Yourartisonfire continued to ooze confidence down the home straight and delivered a crucial and decisive strike inside the furlong marker, putting enough daylight between himself and Spencer on the favourite, to put the well regarded hot pot to the sword. Yourartisonfire always threatened to win a big race and duly delivered the fantastic purse for his owners.
It was a brilliant across the card double for Ontoawinner, recording their 10th winner of the Year, with the season in its infancy. All credit to the lads who can buy a nice horse for little money. Anyone wishing to talk about getting involved in ownership or moving over to Ontoawinner should speak to Simon, Chris or Niall about your requirements. Anyone wanting to come racing and have a bit of craic for little money, but get winners of coarse, should speak to Steve or Andy regarding the Arc syndicate, who are about to add two more horses to that syndicate, making it an EIGHT horse syndicate.
Well done all, keep going and enjoy.