Sleep deprivation not stopping Racing TV’s Dixon from leading Whittle to another win | horse racing news

Edward Whittaker

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Chris Dixon: The pundit and owner saw his union score another hit at Wolverhampton

Chris Dixon: The pundit and owner saw his union score another hit at Wolverhampton

Edward Whittaker

By James Burn

Saturday: Wolverhampton

Racing TV’s Chris Dixon spent a sleepless night at the Hilton at Junction 21 of the M1 near Leicester, but still found plenty of energy to bring home Whittle Le Woods in the 6f handicap.

Dixon, on duty in Leicester for the chain on Friday, made the trip to Wolverhampton ahead of his shift at Kempton on Saturday night and was able to muster the necessary enthusiasm, despite having his sleep interrupted by a boisterous school rugby team. the previous night.

His chain runs under the name of a syndicate known as The Horse Watchers, which is headed by himself, his brother Martin, Richard O’Brien and Matt Taylor.

Trained by Mick Appleby, Whittle Le Woods was ridden by Theodore Ladd and Dixon said: “Theo has done a great job. He’s at Mick’s all the time and other people may get a chance to ride most of our horses, but we’re going to use Theo is a lightweight and he knows the horse.

“He took a risk there and did everything right, he was in the perfect position.”

Dixon, who also had to swerve a broken-down taxi on his way to the track, added: “We’ve got 14 horses in training and that’s our 10th winner of the year, which isn’t bad. Horses are great fun to have.” even though I’m the only one here!”

Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)

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Roger Varian's Tinker Toy was a notable pattern winner for the Cursory Glance Dam

Roger Varian’s Tinker Toy was a notable pattern winner for the Cursory Glance Dam

Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)

Varian’s plan pays off

Owner and breeder Craig Bennett was soaring over a few thousand feet on the way to Antigua and his spirits will continue to be high following Tinker Toy’s success in the Lady Wulfuna Stakes.

The Roger Varian-trained homebred hails from Bennett’s Cursory Glance, who won the Albany and Moyglare Stud Stakes during a sublime but short-lived career.

“This race has been the plan for a long, long time, so I’m delighted that it went well,” Varian said. “I’m excited for Craig as he is a huge support to me and the industry. Cursory Glance was a first class filly, a champion, so to have a black guy in her progeny with her first foal is brilliant.

“We thought he could win at Lingfield last time, but it wasn’t a problem that he didn’t, as he sharpened it up.”

Jack Mitchell, who played the shuttlecock, completed a brace as Enlightenment won the last 5f handicap.

Loughnane ‘Horse Proper’ Buoys

Dave Loughnane’s career is going one way and the hands-on trainer enjoyed another winner when Dayman, whom the trainer labeled a “real horse,” landed the rookie 7f.

“We’ll never have more than 70 horses, but that’s my choice: We’ve turned away horses over the winter,” he said. “We couldn’t train like we train now with 150 horses. I go out every day and try to sit on everything in the yard at least once a month.”

“We set out every season to improve on the previous campaign, which we’ve done in the last couple of years, and it’s going to get harder the better we do, but we think we’re good enough to compete at the highest level and have great experience.” team for 2022. We have a great year ahead of us.”


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