Made Of Honour ran in the 32red.com fillies handicap over 1 mile yesterday at Lingfield with Ben Curtis taking the mount aboard the Karl Burke trained daughter of Casamento.
Made of Honour had refused to go in the stalls on her last run. On arriving at the start, the handlers positioned her very close to the gate and after a few anxious moments, they persuaded her to go in; a fantastic job by the handlers.
She opened up at a price of 9/2 on the eve of the race but was well supported in the betting markets seeing her sent off at 5/2 fav on the day.
She was drawn in stall 6 for the 8 runner event. After breaking smartly, Ben was happy to settle her in mid division for the 1st half of the contest. Approaching the 3 furlong marker, Stevie Donohoe, who rode the 2nd favourite – Wicker made a good move to steal a few lengths heading into the home bend.
Entering the straight, Ben set about reeling the leader in. In full drive position, Ben galvanised Made of Honour and ate up the lead to collar Wicker close home. It was a fantastic performance from both horse and jockey on the day and a fantastic success for her owners.
A big well done to Nikki Hazell, Mark Ashley Simms & Lucy Burke who traveled with Made Of Honour, they had her looking fantastic on the day and was deservedly awarded best turned out for their efforts.
Made of Honour brought up our 6th winner of the year in as many weeks. She was our 2nd winner by Casamento this week after Bournville’s impressive debut at Newcastle on Monday. It has been our best start to any year for Ontoawinner and something we could only dream of. Long may it continue!
If you fancy getting involved, we have very limited shares available in some cracking 2 year olds with Karl Burke & Archie Watson (U.K) and Adrian Keatley (Ireland). Now is the time to get involved as we don’t expect them to last much longer. You can view all available shares here: www.ontoawinner.net/available-shares
A stable visit is planned for Saturday 10th March at Archie Watson’s Yard in Lambourn and further details will be released nearer the time. To book a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see our Breeders Cup placed Corinthia Knight, who has already qualified for the all-weather Finals on Good Friday. You will also be able to see our two new 2 year old horses (a Society Rock colt that quickly sold out but there are limited shares available in the Swiss Spirit colt, recently named Freddie’s Spirit – Click here for Freddies Spirit profile