Cartmel Challenges

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TRAINER
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Jockey’s Challenge 2023

It is hotting up at the top of the Jockeys Challenge with in form Jonathan Englands double pushing him up the table. A brilliant 4 winners and a third from 5 rides in the opening 3 days is a strike rate rarely seen. Riding for wife Sam the yard have been firing winners, starting with Haraar in the Bay Search and Rescue Novices Hurdle in a power packed finish. He landed the double with Kilta in the Annual Members Handicap Chase under typically patient ride. Each of the winners have been held up with pace judged to perfection.

Sharing the lead is James Bowen. Despite not having any winners James still had placings to keep the scoreboard ticking over. He will be in the front rank all season.

Both William Maggs and Joe Williamson rode there first winners ever at Cartmel with very different rides. William rode a powerful finish on Iolani in the Campbell and Rowley Handicap Hurdle after being headed, and getting back up close home.

Joes ride on Melvich Bay in the Racing TV Members Chase was perfectly timed with his charge being delivered at the last to win comfortably.

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JOCKEY
POINTS
1
Jonathan England
13
2
James Bowen
13
3
Harry Skelton
8
4
Henry Brooke
6
5
Nico De Boinville
6
6
Ross Chapman
5
7
Danny McMenamin
5
8
Sean Quinlan
5

Trainer’s Challenge 2023

It was all change at the top of the Trainer Challenge after a great last day for Sam England. Her first success with Haarar was popular with the evening racing crowd. Not content with that Sam doubled up with Kilta to send the yards followers home happy. As with most of Sams runners he was ridden expertly by husband Jonathan. In the opening 3 days at Cartmel Sam has saddled 6 runners producing a superb 4 winners and a third.

In second place is Warren Greatrex who despite not many runners has been getting most in the frame. He is certainly one to watch out for when making the long journey here. Rebecca Menzies got her first winner here this season when Imperial Data came with a strong late finish in the Hales of Cartmel Handicap Hurdle under Sean Quinlan. Rebecca is a great supporter of Cartmel sending plenty of runners, and is likely to be in contention at the top of the table all season.

Congratulations go to Danny Brooke who saddled his first Cartmel winner when Melvich Bay was the easiest winner of the night in the Racing TV Members Handicap Chase. Dannys family have had plenty of success here but this was the first under his own name with hopefully many more to follow.

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TRAINER
POINTS
1
Sam England
13
2
Warren Greatrex
10
3
Rebecca Menzies
8
4
Dan Skelton
8
5
Ben Haslam
6
6
Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero
6
7
Seamus Mullins
6
8
Nicky Henderson
6