The Fisher yard almost filled both first and second places in the MR 68 Handicap at Borrowdale Park, but Supa Challenge held on to separate the winner, Barbarian, and his stable companion, David’s Flower. This proved to be the closest finish on Sunday afternoon – winning distances at the wire 0.05 and 0.30 lengths. Baumgartner finished fourth but much further back.
Barbarian, a four-year-old Silvano (GER) gelding bred by Al Adiyaat, is owned by Tim Wilkes and Eric Pheiffer had the winning ride. Alistair Fisher, former jockey, Gareth Williams, and groom Alphat Fovhoro led Barbarian in.
Gareth Williams is now an assistant to Penny Fisher and we wish him every success in his new career.
Photograph: Gavin Macleod