John Kirkup (Assertive) makes it 2 wins from 3 starts at Carlisle, for owners The Kirkup’s and trainer Michael Dods.
Jockey Paul Mulrennan dropped in behind the pace in the early part of the 5f contest, before asking the question two furlongs from home, and the gelding stuck on well to win by a short head, giving his closest rivals 7lb’s in the process.
Clearly at home with a little cut in the ground, there will hopefully be many more opportunities to score over the coming months for this genuine and likeable horse.
John Kirkup was purchased at the 2016 Goffs UK Silver yearling sale for £16,000. With this years sales now just a few months away, please do not hesitate to contact EBS to discuss potential opportunities.