Getaway Mare Makes Perfect Start For Henderson
The Nicky Henderson-trained Meadowsweet (4f Getaway - My Viking Bay, by Saddlers’ Hall) produced a smart debut performance to win the mares’ bumper at Ludlow on Wednesday.
A €46,000 store purchase, the Lady Tennant-owned bay had clearly shown promise at home and was sent off favourite for the two mile contest. She tracked the leaders under Jeremiah McGrath and was asked to quicken approaching the final furlong. Soon in front, she ran on well to score by two and a quarter lengths, going away.
Bred by Mrs Mary O’Connor, Meadowsweet becomes the first winner out of My Viking Bay, herself a winning half-sister to Graded chaser Emcon.