Mint Condition a sweet success for Moorlands racing trainer

STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands trainer Jennie Candlish is toasting her third winning horse in 10 days, after Mint Condition tasted sweet success at Bangor-on-Dee Races this afternoon (Oct 27).

The six-year-old sprinted almost three lengths clear of his nearest pursuer in a 2m 3f handicap hurdle race, marking his return to racing after 236-day absence in splendid style.

It's been an excellent start to the week for the Basford Grange stables near Leek, after collecting prize money for two second places at Ayr yesterday with Stop Talking and Leeswood Lily.

The yard had been enduring a frustrating barren spell since jumps racing resumed on July 1, after signing off on a high with two winners at Kelso on March 16, when Covid brought a halt to the sport.

However, there are signs of a resurgence of winning form for Team Candlish, after today's success following on victories for two of the yard's chasers, Red Giant and Tanarpino, at Sedgefield and Carlisle respectively on Sunday, October 18.

Both horses won the feature races on the cards at big odds - 16/1 and 14/1 and there was another generous return of 15/2 from Mint Condition today.

Picture: Racing trainer Jennie Candlish has tasted more success today with Mint Condition.


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