After a good 5th place at Uttoxeter, Crossley Tender was well prepared to run a solid race at Newton Abbott on Thursday. He jumped well throughout the race and won comfortably in the end. Nick Schofield gave him a very patient ride, taking him into the lead just before the last and drawing clear on the run-in.
Crossley Tender in the Parade ring before the race
Hatchet Jack back at the races after a 905-day break
Nick unsaddling in the winners enclosure
905 days since his last run, Hatchet Jack put in a solid performance finishing 5th. He was ridden by Tom O'Brien, who was quick to say that Jack hadn't lost any of his ability.
Tom looking forward to riding Hatchet Jack at Newton Abbott