Ritchie Valens wins on stable debut

Mon 08 Jun 2020

Ritchie Valens wins on stable debut

Ritchie Valens made a winning start for the team when taking the ten-furlong handicap at Chelmsford on Monday afternoon.

The son of Helmet was purchased at the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale last autumn for 28,000gns and we have been pleased with his training this spring.

Carrying the colours of Omie Rangabashyam, jockey Jack Mitchell kept it simple, tracking the pace set by Amjaady before going for home with two furlongs to run.

He took a few strides to overcome the pacesetter but stuck on well and repelled the late challenge of Geetanjali by three-quarters of a length.

Tom said: "That was great - he was purchased with the help of Mikey Spence last autumn and he has been working well this spring. We thought he'd go well today. 

"The race fell perfectly, he had a good position and was able to make use of a decent draw. He can hopefully step up on this effort and contest some better handicaps this summer.

"His owner Omie Rangabashyam was the first person to send us a horse to train - he has been a great supporter and it's nice to get another winner for him."

Photo: by Megan Ridgwell. Ritchie Valens in winning action