KELSO 26th MARCH 2022 GO NORTH CAB ON TARGET SERIES FINAL
It was indeed a day never to be forgotten when loyal members of McGoldrick Racing deservedly won their largest individual pot of prize money thus far, when Romeo Brown finally showed us just what he is capable of when convincingly winning the £30k Go North Cab on Target Final at Kelso on Saturday 26th March 2022.
It had been the plan for quite a while to qualify for the final, and some of us were hopeful of a good run, but that was all.
What was for sure, we knew Romeo was capable of winning, but hells bells, non of us expected he would prove us right in such a spectacular way.
Whether it was the glorious weather, we don`t know, more than likely it was the lifestyle he enjoys at home within the Sue Smith yard.
Since arriving at his new home, it seems that any creases have all been slowly ironed out, and its true to say in his latest run, he looked amazing walking round the parade ring, then come flag fall, all members agreed, he went on to put in the best round of hurdling we`ve seen from him so far.
Romeo seemed to also enjoy the new front running tactics, leading from start to finish under an excellent ride from Conditional jockey Thomas Willmott, who has been on board now for his last six runs, and they get on well together.
Most of all though credit must go to Sue, who, more than once, has said, “he`s a happy horse now Richard” after much TLC in order to get him to where he is now.
Credit also to Sues assistant trainer Joel, who works his socks off, and not forgetting Reece, the work rider who has always believed in Romeos potential, and won`t let anyone else ride him on the gallops.
Time to let the dust settle for a while, but it shouldn`t be long before Romeo will be racing again, as he was pulling his riders arms out when I saw him yesterday, where it was obvious he wanted to go faster.
In conclusion, it was a great day at Kelso, the hospitality was excellent, and it turned out to be well worth the long 350 miles round trip, over 400 for C and N though it has to be said the return journey was far more pleasurable than the outward.
The only hiccup being yours truly who, whilst in the O & T marquee asked for directions to the toilet from a guy who I thought was a waiter delivering drinks to a table, but turned out to be the owner of Son of the Somme, the horse that finished runner up to our Romeo. Hey Ho !!
And finally, there is a small share available if anyone wants to consider joining myself, and our small, but very select Romeo team.