Local trainer James Moffatt won this season’s Cartmel Trainers Challenge, retaining the Andrea Robinson Memorial Trophy he won last season and he did it with a day to spare.
A third successive win in the Totepool Cartmel Cup for the yard through Captain Brown, was supplemented by Fantasy King finishing second in the same race, while Golden Town racked up a third place in the opening E-Catering Novices Hurdle to give him the points he needed before a race was run on August Bank Holiday Monday.
Moffatt eventually finished the competition a massive 14 points ahead of his nearest challenger Donald McCain, who rounded off his Cartmel campaign with winners on the last two days through Cowslip and Perfect Poison and no doubt the four-time winner will be back.
Irish trainer Gordon Elliott is a great supporter of racing at Cartmel and he also racked up a last day winner with John Monash, but it was never going to be enough to improve his third place in the table.
Martin Todhunter’s excellent season at Cartmel saw him take fourth place overall, just ahead of Lucinda Russell and Dianne Sayer.
2016 FINAL TABLE
2011 - Donald McCain
2012 - Donald McCain
2013 - Donald McCain
2014 - Donald McCain
2015 - James Moffatt
2016 - James Moffatt