Jumps Ten To Follow 16.02.21
The weather has been relentless so far in February, but thanks to the hard work of the racecourse groundstaff and the rearrangement of some fixtures we haven't missed out on too much of the top quality racing action.
The winners since the last update were Annie MC, Sporting John, Native River, Wilde About Oscar, Allmankind and Molly Olly Wishes. Five out of these six winners scored points for players.
The action started at Warwick where Annie MC made it two Listed wins in a row, putting in a game performance to beat Zambella by five and a half lengths. Well done to Grenville Davies who was the only player to score 20 points for the win.
Later that week at Sandown Park it proved a day to remember for Richard Johnson as he rode a treble and landed the spoils in the two biggest races on the card. The first win came courtesy of Sporting John who appeared to be back to his best in the Grade 1 Scilly Isles Novices' Chase, beating home the well fancied Shan Blue by almost four lengths and scoring 35 points for six TTF players. Native River struck next, putting in a fine display to runaway with the rearranged Cotswold Chase (A TTF Bonus Race) and score 50 points for two teams.
There was then a break in the point scoring action until Sunday 14th when an all hurdles card took place at Exeter. The Glancing Queen set off as the hot favourite to win the Listed contest, but it was Wilde About Oscar who came good for team Skelton, putting in a fluent performance to win by seven and a half lengths. This result scored 20 points for three TTF teams.
The final point scoring winner saw us return to Warwick, this time for the Agetur UK Kingmaker Novices' Chase and after his Grade 1 win at Sandown in December Allmankind was well-fancied to win the Grade 2 contest. Although he wasn't fluent at all his fences he did enough to put away his rivals and win by 17 lengths, scoring 30 points for 12 TTF players.
Allmankind's win has changed things at the top of the table, and Trevor Shaw now leads the way on 270 points. Nick Marriott is in second place on 255, with Grenville Davies in third on 245. The full standings can be viewed here.
|Trevor Shaw (5)||270|
|Nick Marriott (1)||255|
|Grenville Davies (8)||245|
|Alan A. Jones (2)||240|
|Adele Brown (2)||240|
|Chris Sutton (1)||235|
|Nick Marriott (2)||235|
|Paul Timms (5)||235|
|Derek Latham (3)||230|
|Grenville Davies (9)||225|