Good Boy Bobby on top in Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby | Racing News

Good Boy Bobby had to show a lot of courage to win the Rowland Meyrick Chase at Wetherby for Nigel and Sam Twiston-Davies.

In a race where the class came first with the top four occupied by four of the top five on the racecard, it was Good Boy Bobby who proved to be the toughest of all.

Still in the front row, the eight-year-old was running with a score 5 pounds higher than when he was a tight second behind Aye Right in Newcastle’s Rehearsal Chase and is clearly still being upgraded.

With usual mate Daryl Jacob absent due to injury, the coach’s son came for the ride and always had his mount in the right place.

However, he may have been slightly lucky as Sandy Thomson’s Empire Steel still seemed to travel better than anything else when he got off four from home.

This left Good Boy Bobby, Top Ville Ben, and Lord Du Mesnil fighting up front with Lake View Lad close behind in fourth place.

During the run to the last one the top three had a hard time, but Good Boy Bobby found in his reserves to make a big leap to the last.

It was a slow-motion finish, but the winner prevailed by a three-quarter length at 4-1 to emerge as a true Grand National contender for a yard that sure knows what it takes to win that race.

Leave a Comment