Castle Hill Cassie notched up the 3rd win of her career last night at Newcastle under a superb ride from Graham Lee.
She was due to run at the same course recently but The Beast from the East had put an end to her hopes of running on that occasion.
She jumped well from the gates and Graham got her nicely settled after around a furlong as the field travelled down the straight. Travelling in Indian File down the course, the placings remained unaltered until the final furlong when the pacesetter started to come back to the field.
As Graham was looking for daylight, the favourite kicked for home and stole a couple of lengths advantage. Once the gap came, she showed an excellent turn of foot to collar the leader close home and win the race.
Graham reported he didn’t want to hit the front too early and was keen to hold onto her for as long as he could. He carried out his plan to perfection and clearly knows how to get the best out of her.
This was her 3rd win from nine runs and she is clearly on the up.
Ben was over the moon with her run. She is an improving mare who settled much better and looks to be getting stronger.
A big well done to her owners and a big well done to Ben who landed a double on the night.
Our 9th winner of the year!