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Chris Gordon: Coach of Stanley Pincombe
Owner Jane Southall enjoyed her first winner in ten years and will ensure her winnings are spent wisely as she plans to donate the £3,500 to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
Stanley Pincombe, trained by Chris Gordon, recorded a first victory in the amateur 2m hurdles handicap, overcoming favorite Pilsdon Pen 11-10 under Freddie Gordon.
Southall, who has had 33 unsuccessful runners since the 2011-12 season, said: “He’s a lovely horse. He didn’t like it at Lingfield last time because it was a bit difficult, but he jumps well and Fred made it look so simple and straightforward today.
“I plan to donate my award today to the International Fund for Animal Welfare. There are more than 300 horses at the Kyiv Hippodrome, 200 saddle horses and 150 thoroughbred trotting horses that only have three or four weeks of hay left and the winters there are harsh.
“If I can do something about putting my few pounds in the pot and some of Cheltenham’s big buccaneers next week can dig deep, that will really help.”
100 steps out
Nicky Henderson hit a century for the season after Hyland’s success in the 2m5f handicap hurdle.
He heads to the Cheltenham Festival in good form, with the success of three and three quarters after a brace on Saturday at Sandown and Hereford.
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FIRST PUBLICATION AT 6:00 PM, MARCH 13, 2022