8th September 2022, Jockey Stefano Cherchi
A massive congratulations to King Of Ithaca’s connections as he wins his first race on just the 3rd time of asking! The young horse has been very green on his previous two starts but under a firm ride from Stefano Cherchi it all came together for King Of Ithaca.
He broke well from the stalls and found himself travelling nicely towards the rear of the field. As the pace started to quicken turning for home Stefano gently encouraged the horse around the bend, taking him wide and giving him plenty of daylight up the home straight. You can see in the horse’s stride that it took a few for him to get himself together but as soon as the penny dropped he started lengthening his stride and hit the line very strongly.
Stefano was delighted with the horse and said “the penny finally dropped for him today and when it did he finished things off really smartly. There is definitely more to come from him.”
Marco was equally pleased and added “it is great to see the ability I have always maintained he has displayed on the racecourse. He is sure to have learnt plenty from his win and now handicapped will open up a lot more options for him. I also think he will get further in time so there is hopefully lots to look forward to with this horse.”
King Of Ithaca has come out of his race well and eaten up. He will be given a quiet weekend before recommencing ridden work and we look forward to hearing the next race plan!
Please find below a few photographs. The official proofs can be found via Megan Rose – https://meganrosephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Race-2-King-Of-Ithaca/G0000quqzIsQzB8k/I0000uvsMMSfcwG4/C0000k54ji6bLCBo