Upstart Crow and Miss Teagan Padgett made it three wins in as many starts when scoring in the Emirates Breeders (0-65) Handicap at Brighton on Tuesday 11th July. Linda Reeves’s six-year-old gelding, trained by James Owen won by two and a quarter lengths from stablemate Jaahez and Mr Jamie Gambin, with Al-Hatab and Billie Loughnane eased down in third.
Regular partner, amateur jockey Padgett, was delighted to record her third success and remains unbeaten on Arabians, in this her first season riding the breed. After the race she said, “We jumped out, but no one was really going forward and there was a big line of horses in front of me. James had said to sit in behind and keep him travelling nicely, but I was going too well and I decided to go up the inside. I hit the front a lot sooner than I wanted too and he did hang over to the stands, but he got home.”
Genny Haynes, ARO Chief Executive Officer said, “ARO is delighted for the Reeves family in this their first season Arabian racing, we also congratulate the Owen team with the first two home and Teagan for making such a successful start to her Arabian racing career.”
“We are also pleased for Upstart Crow’s breeder John Elliott, who will again be rewarded as part of our breeders’ scheme, which gives a financial bonus to UK registered breeders whose horses finish in the first three places of all our races.”
Concluding shew said, “We thank Brighton racecourse and the Emirates Breeders representative Neil Abrahams who presented the trophies for the race. We also thank Baker McVeigh International for sponsoring the Best Turned Out award presented to Sue Wileman for Al-Hatab.
“We now look forward to our next race, Wathba Stallions Cup Novice Stakes at Wolverhampton on Monday 17 July.”