Jimi Hendrix (New Bay) wins the BetGoodwin Spring Cup at Newbury for Ralph Beckett and owners Chelsea Thoroughbreds.
The son of New Bay was impressive on the rain softened ground and scored nicely under Rossa Ryan who after the race said, “He is just a bit claustrophobic, hence putting the blinkers on and hence me coming across on my own. It has done the trick, really.He has beaten an Irish Lincoln winner pulling up and he took a lot of pulling up, so I wouldn’t fear going up in trip again with him. He has not hit his ceiling and you’d like to think there’d be more to come.”
Handler Beckett added,“I think he likes this ground helped to a degree. But he’s won on fast ground at the July meeting, so I don’t think it is that important to him. But the blinkers today and a bit of space on the wing has really made the difference. I’m not sure where we go. The Royal Hunt Cup maybe, with something in between, we’ll have to go away and work it out”.