A star is born! This beast galloping over the fields of South Gloucestershire is a beast of beauty and the likely winner of the Gold Cup. Balanced with a super stride, this 3 year old gelding is owned by as fine a syndicate of women and men as will ever grace a racecourse.
Watch him float over the ground with an ease that belies his tender years (for he is only three).
And mark his intelligence in conversation with one of his happy owners
For this is not just a fast horse, but a witty horse , quick to learn and long on patience.
Mark his noble eye!
His happy disposition
and his good humour!
Who is this wondrous beast? You will have to continue to read this blog to follow his progress. Tomorrow he returns to the paddocks after spring training for some well-earned rest and recuperation. Then will follow further training that should lead to his appearance on a racecourse towards the end of the year.
Trainer Neil Mulholland, who on this day won at Sandown with Shantou Village (pictured earlier in the morning with racing demon Eamonn O’Connor), has this as a “good horse”.
Those who followed Tapper’s top tip on Shantou Village,
Shantou Village- a favourites chance? pic.twitter.com/PMJMLu4ygD
— Pension Plowman (@henryhtapper) April 29, 2017
will be pleased to know that our horse’s trainer holds our beast in no less regard.
A star is born, the Gold Cup beckons! Yeovil Town are staying up and these are the Green and White colours of the Pension PlayPen – in celebration, they will soon be gracing the winners enclosure of many a fine track!