Aventuriere wins again!
By John Scanlon
Johnston Racing made a fast start to their April campaign, with a winner at Chelmsford City on April 1.
Just five days after her successful reappearance at Kempton, Aventuriere returned to the racecourse at Chelmsford, where she was stepping up in trip to a mile and three-quarters for the first time.
Kirsten Rausing’s Archipenko filly was one of 11 runners who went to post for this handicap, with Franny Norton taking the ride. The initial problem for the experienced jockey was that Aventuriere was drawn on the wide outside of the field.
Lost History was quickest away and made much of the running. Franny couldn’t quite get to the front on Aventuriere and the pair had to race three wide for much of the early stages of the race. Taking closer order approaching the home turn, Aventuriere struck the front on straightening up for home, and galloped on strongly to score from Beat The Breeze by two lengths, with Brute Force a further two and a half lengths back in third.
A daughter of her owner-breeder’s Group 1 winner, Lady Jane Digby, Aventuriere clearly stays well and was doing her best work close home. Lady Jane Digby was, of course, a half-sister to the Earl of Sefton, Diomed and Minstrel Stakes winner, Gateman.
Now a four-year-old, Aventuriere appears to be on the upgrade and it will be interesting to see how she progresses from here.
Picture: Aventuriere under Georgia Radin