The Karl Burke trained Life Of Riley won on only his second outing yesterday when landing the British Stallion Ebf Novice Stakes over the minimum trip under a very good ride by Ben Curtis.
He was drawn in stall 3 for the 7 runner event. In the early stages of the contest, Ben sat off the leaders in 3rd place. Approaching the 2 marker, Ben angled Life Of Riley out and began to make his challenge. At the furlong marker, Ben galvanised Life Of Riley and he went on to win by just over a length beating some nice types on the day.
He brought up our 1st 2 year old winner of the year. He was still a bit green but he won with his ears pricked, there looks to be plenty more to come from this son of Showcasing.
A big well done to his owners and a big well done to Karl and all of the team at Spigot Lodge on their 1st 2 year old winner of the season.