Tuesday 1 April 2014

Bill Turner's Hotpot To Be Revealed By HCE

Bill Turner nearly done it again! Done what I hear you ask? Win the Brocklesby Conditions Stakes. Paddy Again made a valiant bid when running at Doncaster, 29th March. This daughter of Moss Vale finished second behind Cock Of The North.

In truth, Turner seemed less confident than previous years, which may have explained why his filly drifted from 6/1 - 9/1 in the betting.

He detailed his thoughts in an article published in the Western Gazette stating he would be pleased if she finished in the first four. By all accounts this bay filly, ridden by his grandson Ryan While, travelled well and touched odds on in-running, before being beaten by Scott Dixon's winner by three-lengths. It was revealing that Turner (pictured) reported Paddy Again wasn't the stable's original choice for the Brocklesby.

The Sigwell handler said: ''All my two-year-olds have been backwards this year but have sharpened up in the last fortnight though my best colt who looked  a real Brocklesby horse has not recovered from sore shins.'' 

He went on to state that Paddy Again wasn't in the same bracket as last year's winner Mick's Yer Man. 

The stable have 15 two-year-olds for the season.