Birthday boy Havlin aiming for more joy
JOCKEY Rab Havlin has already celebrated his 40th birthday with a double at Lingfield and there could be more success coming his way on the all-weather card.
Rab Havlin: 40 todayPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
Havlin has four rides left as he bids to add to victories in the first two races aboard the John Gosden-trained Gay Marriage and Water Hole.
Blessington, who won a Glorious Goodwood maiden as a juvenile, could provide the jockey and trainer with a treble in the 6f handicap at 3.05.
“You can forgive his last run as he was drawn in the car park [at Lingfield],” said Havlin. “He’s got a great draw this time and will hopefully be travelling away - on his best form he should be there or thereabouts.”
Absent Amy, who Havlin rides in the 1m2f handicap at 1.55, has not fared as well in the draw stakes.
“She got a bad draw to overcome but she’s a hold-up filly anyway so I’m hoping for a big run from her,” added the jockey on At The Races.
The jockey also rides Gabrial's Wawa (1.20) and Maison Brillet (3.35).