Change of Trip Just The Trick For Getaway Gelding
The Chris Gordon owned and trained Only Money (5g Getaway - Kings Diva, by King’s Theatre) gained a first bumper win when stepping down in trip at Fontwell on Friday.
Fourth at Ascot on debut in November, Tom Cannon used a change of tactics for his mount’s latest start, holding the chestnut up at the back of the field and waiting until the turn in to produce a challenge. Ridden to lead inside the final furlong, he kept on well to beat Milkwood (Dylan Thomas) by two lengths and three quarters, with a further five lengths back to the favourite in third.
A future over hurdles presumably now looms for Only Money, who was bred by Sean Hoare out of an unraced own-sister to black-type chaser Wings Of Smoke.