Enry Iggins points to a bright future
Whilst nothing we can claim credit for, we felt this one deserved a story nonetheless…..!
Danny (Brooke) had an exciting day last Sunday (2nd Dec) with his first Point runner at The Haydon & Border Hunt’s opening meeting of the 18/19 Northern Area Point-to-Point season held at Hexham Racecourse.
Enry Iggins, owned by The Golden Oldies Partnership, was having his first ever run and contested the last race of six on the card, the Ward Hadaway Open Maiden Race. Following 38mm of rain in the previous seven days the going was soft, making the three & a quarter mile course a true test of stamina.
Enry Iggins was one of only three 4 year olds in the race amongst a field of 14 but rarely belied his lack of experience under a beautiful ride from Joe Wright.
The superior race fitness of the winner, who had run twice in Ireland in October, ultimately made the difference as he ran on to beat Enry Iggins into second place by just three lengths. In a further boost to Enry Iggins’ performance, the winner’s most recent Irish Point form (3rd) was franked at the recent Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham Sales last month when the runner up from that race sold for six figures.
Danny, and the connections, were therefore understandably delighted with the four year old Schiaparelli gelding and he now looks to have a really bright future under Rules.