Piazon reigns for the seventh time at Southwell
Piazon returned to winning ways today at Southwell and in the process notched up his 7th career victory at the Nottinghamshire track; appropriately whilst wearing number 7 on his saddle cloth!
Running in the 0-65 handicap over 5f, our star sprinter was once again partnered by the young apprentice jockey Harrison Shaw, who had ridden him on his previous two starts.
They jumped from the stalls well and Harrison had the 9yr old close up in the initial stages of the minimum trip.
Piazon led 2f out and was hard pressed by a number of challengers, including the favourite, at the furlong pole. But he kept on strongly inside the final 110 yards and would not be denied, prevailing by a nose at the point that mattered.
(noseband / pink cap on the right)
Photo kindly supplied courtesy of Tony Knapton – Official Racecourse Photographer
It was a great ride from Harrison, who is close to riding out his claim, and a typically gutsy Piazon performance. He’s a horse who has his own opinions on life but he never ducks the issue and today his moons were very much aligned.
As ever we were delighted for The Body Warmers – Nick & Jackie Dalby and Shaun Sowray, and they were all there to cheer their horse home.