Dodina, Gold Show and Piceno Excel
Dodina got off the mark for Ontoawinner on her third attempt at Redcar Monday. It was the Arc Syndicates 2nd winner of 2014 and our first winner with Brian Ellison. Conditions were ideal for her, with the race restricted to the winner of one. We picked the race out 2 months ago with Brian and our thoughts were well documented to our Owners. It was a penalty kick, and she despatched it with consummate ease. We’ll look for another race for her shortly.
Gold Show and Blue Maisey went to Pontefract 24 hours later and both ran well. Gold Show was given a great ride by Kevin Stott and finished in the frame in this race for the 2nd year in a row, rewarding her owners and backers, having been backed in from 12/1 to 5/1.
Piceno loves a bit of dig in the ground and likes Catterick so Scott Dixon elected to go here instead of Pontefract. It proved a shrewd decision by the capable handler, with Piceno romping home under a peach of a ride by Matthew Hopkins, who was having his 18th winner.
Piceno is a great horse to be involved with, and he registered the 3rd winner for the Arc group. They will have some season, jump aboard. If you can honestly say you haven’t enjoyed the Arc after the full season is up, we’ll be amazed.
This was the very capable Ontoawinner Team’s 7th winner of 2014.