Carrickboy out to give Williams another high
THE Flat season moves up a gear at Newmarket on Wednesday with the first day of the Craven meeting but jumps racing is still going strong with a cracking card at Cheltenham.
Venetia Williams will not be wanting this jumps season to end having saddled a career-best equalling 89 winners with nearly £1 million in prize-money and a Cheltenham Festival winner in Carrickboy.
And Carrickboy is out to grab win number 90 for the trainer in the Grade 2 Macmillan Cancer Support Silver Trophy Chase (3.55) at Cheltenham on Wednesday.
The nine-year-old faces a competitive field including Hunt Ball, Menorah, Champion Court and Ghizao but Williams is hopeful of a good performance.
She said: "It's not ideal being 5lb wrong but there are limited opportunities for him and it's not just weight that determines the outcome of these races. He has a great record at the course and I'd like to think he'll run well again."
At Newmarket, the Group 3 Landwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes and the Listed CPS Free Handicap should shed more light on the Classics back at the course in just over two weeks.
Cheltenham: Good to soft, good in places
Beverley: Good to firm, firm in places