Balgair wins at Brighton

Sat 09 Jun 2018

Balgair wins at Brighton

BALGAIR secured his first win for us when taking a mile handicap at Brighton on Friday afternoon.

Running in the colours of John and Gill Habershon-Butcher, Balgair was not winning out of turn having finished placed on four of his five starts for us.

Despite racing keenly, jockey Pat Cosgrave was able to adopt a good position just off the leaders and was in the perfect place to strike whent he pacesetters went for home.

Fortune and Glory hit the front with a furlong to go but Balgair always had that rival in his sights and wore him down close home, winning by a head.

Tom said: "I am delighted for the horse - we have had some near misses and I hope he will have gained some confidence from getting his head in front. He is not the easiest of rides and will probably be seen to best effect on a more conventional track."