Lake Volta’s our 50th winner of the year!

By John Scanlon

The yard’s 50th winner of the year was chalked up at Yarmouth on April 30, when Lake Volta struck in the seven-furlong handicap. Facing just three rivals, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed’s four-year-old Raven’s Pass gelding led in the early stages as the field headed down the centre of the track. Ryan Moore asked the gelding to lengthen from the two-furlong pole, and Whinmoor emerged as the only real challenger. Fortunately, Lake Volta found plenty to move away from his challenger in the closing stages, and went on to record a win by one and three-quarter lengths, with the former South African horse Givinitsum almost four lengths back in third. This was Lake Volta’s fourth career success and his second at seven furlongs.