16th August 2021, Jockey Rhys Clutterbuck
What an absolute thrill it was to see the first win for Aiguillette yesterday at Lingfield Park, on the 18th time of asking!
Sometimes you just need a bit of luck in racing and Aiguillette’s luck was certainly due, but in addition it was a fantastically patient and confident ride from Rhys, great placement and training from Gary, dedication by Bilal who looks after all the horse’s needs and of course amazing support from his loyal owners!
Stone last with 3 furlongs to go, the horse still had a full tank of petrol and was travelling a dream! He waited and waited all the time building energy and when the gap finally appeared he tried so very hard to get up on the line when it mattered. Well done Aiguillette!
Gary’s comments “I’m so pleased for everyone and the horse; I knew he was feeling good leading up to this race. Rhys had some luck, when maybe it went against other jockey’s previously, but still it was a good ride. He can win again for sure.”
Please see below the interview with our lovely Shelley who shows just how much it means to have a winner!
The below photographs were taken by official photographer John Hoy. Copies can be found and ordered on his website – https://hoycubedphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/race-3/G0000mXaqtdAMpos/C0000EjyRm9HSkDY