Roman Discent, by Dynasty, won the $50 000 Castle Tankard at Borrowdale Park this afternoon and, to quote the winning trainer Bridget Stidolph “Surprised everyone on Borrowdale Racecourse.” A win paid $34.30!
It was almost a clean sweep for the Stidolph yard in the Tankard. Bridget also saddled Simona (second) and Mathematician (fourth). The Tote Favourite, Kilrain, was third.
Matthew Thackeray rode a brilliant race, coming from behind and fighting out a tight finish with Simona. Roman Discent was bred by Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm.
Congratulations to all the winning connections. Roman Discent is owned by Ryan Sherwood,Scott Buchan, Neil Evans, Gary Carter, Merlyn Chant and Paula Lewis. The Ipi Tombe Room at Borrowdale Park will be jumping tonight.
Photographs by Andrew Philip