RACING REVIEW NEWBURY SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13th 2010
Great effort by Newbury racecourse ground staff who’s work insured that racing could take place there last Saturday.
Tony McCoy having his first ride on Denman came to grief in the Aon Chase due possibly to DENMAN getting tired in the ground, and attempting to cope with the false ground on the take off side and the landing side of those unforgiving fences when travelling at racing pace. All of which take some jumping, make no mistake about that.
Ruby Walsh only just managed to stay on board Master Minded to win The Game Spirit Chase, but a very near squeak, after blundering badly at the last fence. The great sequence of photographs in Sunday’s Racing Post go to show just how tricky jump racing can pan out to be.