BREWIN’UPASTORM made it 2 from 2 over fences at Taunton this afternoon in the Michael Spiers Novices’ Chase under Richard Johnson. (14th November 2019)
Just four went to post for the two-and-a-quarter-mile heat and it quickly became a duel between Brewin’upastorm and his market rival, Southfield Stone. The latter led to the ninth fence, where Richard Johnson decided to take the 8-15 favourite to the front.
He went a few lengths clear and overcame a slight mistake at the last to go on to score by four lengths from Southfield Stone.
A word from Olly: “He had to do a lot of the donkey work himself, but it’s nice to get day two out of the way and he also had a penalty, which didn’t make life easy, but I was delighted with his performance,” said the trainer.
“I’m looking forward to going on to bigger and better things now. He certainly will have learnt a lot again today. He’s passed his day two test and hopefully he’ll be OK in the morning. His early-season aim is the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown in three weeks’ time.”
Congratulations to Barbara Hester 🍾