23rd February - Fontwell
One runner today at Fontwell, this will be Leighton’s last ride for me.
4.20pm Ventura Dragon runs in a handicap hurdle over 2m 5f.
Ventura didn’t deserve to end up on the floor last time out at Leicester, he jumped the hurdle well enough and just plugged in the heavy ground.
He was traveling ok at the time but it was too far from home to know where he’d have finished.
Ventura took a while to come to himself over hurdles and even though he was placed a couple of times it wasn’t until his Hereford run in November that he finally looked as if he’d turned a corner, unfortunately next time out at Wetherby he picked up a bang to his joint which took a while to heal.
Ventura is a kind horse to deal with and good to ride, I would dearly love him to win this for Lash but it is a more competitive race than last time out.
He will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.
Ventura is looked after, will be led up and is ridden at home by Mila Lunackova