9th November 2017, Jockey Josephine Gordon
A massive congratulations to connections on Velvet Revolution’s superb victory at Wolverhampton on Saturday. Trainer Marco Botti (aka the King Of Wolverhampton!) was keen to aim the horse at an all weather winter campaign and what a way to get things started!
Josephine Gordon rode an excellent race; settling Velvet Revolution towards the rear, gradually creeping into the race and filling the horse with confidence at every stride. Velvet looked to really enjoy passing his rivals one by one and battled hard in the closing stages to just get up on the line!
Josephine’s comments post race were “he has plenty of ability and is certainly progressing the right way. You cannot be too bullish on him, and need to know him and challenge late, but he has won that well today.”
Trainer Marco Botti was also thrilled with the performance, particularly as he felt the horse wasn’t 100% fit. He is keen to race Velvet twice more and try and win with him again, before targeting the AW Marathon Championships on Good Friday. Sounds like an excellent plan to us!
After a really difficult month for Heart of the South Racing in November, this fabulous win has really lifted our spirits! Moreover, Velvet’s little face at the end of this race just completely melts our heart…he looks so ridiculously pleased with himself – and so he should be, well done Velvet!
Please find below some beautiful shots taken by Wolverhampton’s professional photographer Jonathan Hipkiss. Copies can be ordered via his website – http://www.jahphoto.co.uk/default.asp?id=696