BOOTHILL AT HIS BRILLIANT BEST AT ASCOT
Boothill delivered by far our biggest success of the season with a highly impressive victory in the £125,000 Jim Barry Wines Hurst Park Handicap Chase at Ascot on Saturday 19 November.
It came as a welcome relief after Might I blew his chance in the Betfair Exchange Stayers Hurdle at Haydock by boiling over before the race and then running way too free. We will put a line through his performance because he was much too revved up.
These things happen when you consider that Boothill’s campaign didn’t go to plan last winter. Just look at him now. On only his third start over fences his jumping was outstanding at Ascot as he landed an extremely valuable pot in the colours of Brian and Sandy Lambert.
Boothill looked very good in winning a novice handicap chase at Newton Abbot five weeks ago on his seasonal debut and is very much going the right way now. He is enormously talented, has got his confidence back and we can now pitch him back into Graded company with the Wayward Lad Chase at Kempton on December 27 an obvious target.