Back for another triumphant performance, Kingdom Come finished in front again just two weeks after his winning debut was made over the same 7f distance at Kempton (4th February). With Kieran Shoemark on board this time, the four-year-old was highly fancied as the 10/11 favourite, after making an impressive return to racing back in January following his long-standing injury.
Breaking powerfully, the gelding took on a keen hold but found himself an early front running position where he settled nicely on the rails. Travelling strongly turning for home, we saw him pick up the pace impressivly as he accelerated into the closing stages and raced into the final furlong with five lengths clear of his competition.
We were so pleased to see him secure another win in quick succession after his returning showcase, especially to outrank his opposition on the day as smartly as this. Very excited for his owners, China Horse Club Int Ltd, and the potential that is presenting itself for this four-year-old now he is back on the track.
Elsewhere on Saturday (4th February), our five-year-old Diligent Harry put in a notable performance as he finished second, beaten only a neck, in the 6f listed feature race at Lingfield. Under the steer of John Fahy, this marked the horse’s reappearance to racing since last September, where he has also since been gelded, so we were really pleased to see he has wintered well and is looking strong and well prepared for the season in front. He has impressive form on the all-weather, so we hope this transpires into some nice winning opportunities this year for his owning syndicate, The Dilinquents.