Historic Boite one of Greatrex’s treble

 In Lambourn News

Warren Greatrex had a treble on Saturday, in which Boite, under a positive ride from in-form jockey Gavin Sheehan, fending off all challengers to win by 11 lengths on his first start since a soft-palate cauterisation. This was the first winner to be declared after a wind operation.

Olly Kozak, assistant trainer to Greatrex, said: “I think the wind operation has been a big help for Boite. Last time at Wincanton, Gavin felt he got a bit tired turning in and his wind was stopping him, so we’ve given him a little op and it’s helped his confidence.

“Gavin said down the back straight he was half holding on and wondering if it was going to stop him – and you never put them under that pressure at home – but when he turned in he realised everything was good and he won well.

“We had no worries about the ground, but he’s quite versatile and maybe we’ll look at something at Cheltenham. I think there might be a nice handicap in him somewhere.”

Warren’s other two winners were the impressive La Bague Au Roi (pictured), who jumped particularly well, bagging the Grade 2 olbg.com Mares’ Hurdle at Ascot and Brianstorm, winning a novice hurdle at Taunton very easily by 31 lengths.

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