Ed picks up the trophy after Vinnies win,
Good Man Vinnie wins the Dave Johnson @ Breakfast On Signal 2 Handicap Chase at Uttoxeter.
He won his second race in 11 days under Tom O'Brien in a 'nail biting' finish with Vinnie once again relaxing just before the line.
If you backed Good Man Vinnie (10/1 into 3/1) many of you did, you have Tom to thank for your winnings.
Vinnie was off the bridle for nearly the last circuit and he was in 6th with half a circuit to go. Tom kept at him, finally in behind the favourite, Posh Totty. At the last Tom pulled Vinnie out. He flew it and sailed into the lead to cosily win by 6 lengths.
After a great deal of patience and optimism Ring Minella finally proved his worth giving us our first win of the 2018 season at Warwick on the 7th May. Having run 9 times, throughout his campaign, only to have been placed 3rd at Hereford earlier in the season, Ring finally benefitted from the drying ground and a strongly ridden finish by Paddy Brennan. To say that his 100 fold owners were 'happy' is an understatement. We were extremely relieved!
Paul Henderson & Jane Patten