Saturday 28th August saw an excellent day for the team at Beechdown, with an across the card treble with exciting wins from Aratus, Tis Marvellous and Louie de Palma.
Progressive handicapper Aratus got the ball rolling at Goodwood, before the seven-year-old Tis Marvellous broke the track record in the Listed Beverley Bullet. Clive's smile was even wider when Louie De Palma, two years older than Tis Marvellous, followed suit and landed his first win for more than two years at Windsor.
"It was a massive day from a satisfaction point of view, winning with a seven-year-old and nine-year-old, and it wasn't as if they were running in low-grade handicaps," says Clive.
"Tis Marvellous broke the track record in the Bullet, while Louie has had his problems, but he's still able to compete at a decent level. They need to be enjoying it to win and it gives me huge pleasure – it's why we love racing. It says an awful lot for those horses and the sport because they wouldn't do the job if they didn't want to. Don't get me wrong, a fast exciting two-year-old is what we're all trying to unearth, but to see those older horses at that level made me enormously proud."
Tis Marvellous storms to victory in the William Hill Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes.
An impressive win from Aratus in the Tote Quadpot Starts Here Handicap at Goodwood.
Louie de Palma wins the St Leger On Sky Sports Racing Handicap at Windsor.