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  • Writer's pictureSimon Long

'He's a bit of a rev-head' - Lord Baddesley continues Chris Gordon hot spell Winner No38

Tom had two winners yesterday at Plumpton that's 53 for the season.

Chris Gordon enjoyed a memorable weekend with an ITV double at Newbury on Saturday and Lord Baddesley continued the trainer's fine run with victory in the feature 2m3½f novice handicap chase.

The eight-year-old, who had been held up in many of his previous starts, seemed to enjoy the switch to front-running tactics and was never for catching under Tom Cannon, with the four-timer-seeking Gloire D'Athon finishing second.

"He's a horse who we've generally held up to try and calm him down as he's always been a bit of a rev-head. I had a chat with Tom and we decided to pop him out, as it's a very hard course to hold a horse up at, and he jumped and ran a blinder," Gordon said.

"He went up to 133 over hurdles so he could improve a bit more. When I ran him at Newbury he made a bit of noise and I think he may have a bit of a wind issue, and we'll get that done at the end of the season."

It was the second winner on the card for Cannon after he had carried the green and gold silks of JP McManus to victory aboard the Alan King-trained Klitschko in the 2m maiden hurdle.

Tom has three rides today at Lingfield.

1:30 CHEEKY CHESTER - First foal; dam well beaten in bumpers/hurdles; only of interest if popular in the market.

Owner - Dick Churcher - Trainer - John Best & Karen Jewell

2:30 HAPPY BOY - Beaten in three bumpers but ran okay in two of them and has better days ahead of him.

Owners - Brenda Ansell & Jane Goddard - Trainer - Chris Gordon

Happy boy was beaten in all three of his bumpers but ran okay in two of them, and the

latest at Lingfield (AW) is working out well. He makes his hurdling debut today.

4:40 ONE FOR THE WALL - 0-8; needs visor to have positive effect on this return to hurdling.

Owners - The Select Syndicate - Trainer - Chris Gordon

An eight race maiden now, his first run over fences and in cheekpieces when third of six

over 2m7f here (heavy) in December, was a good start to chasing however he ran flat two

weeks later at Ffos Las. Wears a first time visor today which we hope will have a positive

effect on him.

Trainer Chris Gordon and Jockey Tom Cannon are sponsored by Bet Responsibly


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