Kildrum whose handicap mark had dropped to 72 took full advantage on Thursday afternoon at Hexham when easily coming clear from three out under the Norths leading Conditional Jockey Emma Smith-Chaston. The chances are that Kildrum was more suited to these testing conditions than his rivals, and is in for at least a 10lb hike in the weights, but if he gets these conditions again, he will take some stopping.
Emma Smith-Chaston was riding her 23rd winner of the current campaign, and is looking more and more the finished article week by week. She is currently riding many of Micky's horses, and it will surely not be too long before many other yards also ask for her services in the saddle.
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Congratulations to the connections, T M Clarke.