Star sprinter Kachy officially becomes the best horse in All-Weather racing history while top jockey Robert Havlin’s championship hopes are derailed by a crashing fall at Kempton Park.
RECORD BREAKER KACHY IS OFFICIALLY THE BEST
KACHY, the lightning fast sprinter based at former England footballer Michael Owen’s Cheshire yard, produced the best ever performance in the history of All-Weather racing when he won the Listed Cleves Stakes earlier this month. Tom Dascombe’s six-year-old earned a rating from leading race analysts Timeform of 125 for his track record performance at Lingfield Park that makes him the hot favourite for the Sprint title on Good Friday.
HASLAM DREAMING OF GOOD FRIDAY GLORY
Young Middleham trainer BEN HASLAM is dreaming of Good Friday glory with his star mare Castle Hill Cassie - but not before the five-year-old visits top Australian stallion Zoustar in the breeding shed. The impressive Wolverhampton winner is spearheading an in-form team that yielded five wins in the space of two weeks at a strike rate of 55 per cent. Haslam took over the family training operation from his late father Patrick, himself a successful trainer of both Flat and jumping horses during his own distinguished career.
HAVLIN ON SIDELINES AFTER CRASHING FALL
Championship challenger ROBERT HAVLIN says he is “lucky” to walk away with just a broken collarbone, a bruised back and lungs and cuts after taking a crashing fall at Kempton Park last week that has put paid to his chances of catching leader Adam Kirby. He was sitting in fourth place - just two wins behind second place pair Luke Morris and David Probert - when he was thrown from John Gosden’s Beehaar in a mile handicap and will be sidelined for several weeks.