For a racehorse who visits the racecourse nearly every week, Roxyfet must think that there are not that many places to race, as he only really knows Sedgefield. He must also think you only have to travel twenty miles to get to work, and wonder why he is always the one in front after racing two miles. He must also wonder why when everyone else is complaining about aches and pains, he is bouncing around like a two year old.
At Sedgefield on Sunday afternoon Roxyfet made it 101 racecourse appearances, even more impressive than that is the fact it was his 100th jump race.When he came into the winners enclosure he received three cheers which is an honour only given to the greats of the sport. Sedgefield also confirmed that they will be running a race named after him at one of their meetings next year. His next appearance is pencilled in for March 10th at Sedgefield, the same day as the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.
It is only 50/50 that racing gets the go ahead at Wetherby tomorrow, if it does then we will have just the one runner in the 4.45.pm the three miles handicap chase. Our ex Irish lightly raced gelding Trimmers Lane will be partnered by Alain Cawley. He was beaten fifteen lengths in a better event than this two starts ago at Catterick, but appeared to not enjoy the experience of his last run at Carlisle. We go to Wetherby in the hope that he can get competitive and put in a clear round which will rejuvenate his enthusiasm for racing.
Roxyfet walking back to the winner enclosure for the his 9th course win at Sedgefield on Sunday afternoon.