How wrong can one be? The turnaround in weights made little difference in the 1600m Independence Trophy run at Borrowdale Park as the first three past the post finished within 0.80 lengths of each other, with Super Good (fourth) 2.80 lengths behind the winner.
This was an impressive display by Ashton Park, an eight-year-old Battersea Park gelding, who came from behind to catch Life Is Good and hold off Simona on the line. He carried 59 kgs on Sunday, Simona (second) was on 57.5, then came Life Is Good (60 kgs) and Super Good (55 kgs). Ryan Munger rode the winner for Penny Fisher and this duo had a good afternoon. They also scored with Pas de Deux in the 1000m Juvenile Plate, and Roy’s Sailor in a 2000m MR 55 Handicap.
Ashton Park is owned by Penny Fisher, Alex Fisher, Natalie Fisher and Messrs A C Fisher, K H Fisher, G. Goksel, E D Hatchett and R K White. He was bred by Mr Y Khan.
Congratulations to all the winning connections.
Photograph by Gavin Macleod: Ashton Park and Ryan Munger.