Racehorse Hector's Choice falters at Cheltenham


WORDS: Gavin Grosvenor, PICTURES: Phil Blagg

WELSHPOOL racehorse owner James Potter endured mixed emotions last week.

Big things had been expected from eight-year-old Hector’s Choice, trained by Presteigne’s Richard Lee, with Jamie Moore in the saddle, for the Byrne Group Plate at the Cheltenham Festival.

A bright start fell apart for the 10/1 bet after hitting the eighth fence and tailed off to finish 17th from a field of 22.

However there was better news emerging from Wolverhampton where 6/1 bet Redair, a horse co-owned by Potter and David Edwards, came home first in the World Hurdle Free Bets With FreeBetting.co.uk Handicap.

Owner James Potter said: “It was a great week, despite not having the finish we wanted with Hector’s Choice.

“Unfortunately his jumping fell apart and he came home 17th but the best years are still ahead of him that’s for sure. We hope he runs at Aintree later in the year.”

“It was not all bad news though because the horse I co-own with David Edwards won at Wolverhampton.”

See full story in the County Times

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