Spring Cottage Stables

Langton Road



North Yorkshire

YO17 9PY

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CONTRE TOUS wins at Southwell

Contre Tous: won his second start for us

CONTRE TOUS followed up a very good third at Musselburgh on what was his debut for us with a comfortable victory in the 1m7½f Novices' Hurdle at Southwell yesterday.

Fitted with a tongue-tie once again, Henry Brooke partnered the six-year-old. Always handy, he moved up into a clear second approaching the fourth, in order to keep tabs on the leader, Battalion, who was setting a nice pace in front. Still travelling well approaching two out, he didn’t jump the second last great but joined the leader approaching the last. With not much between them at the final flight and both off the bridle, Battalion suffered a very heavy fall. Contre Tous was left in front and kept on to the line to score by three lengths. He wasn’t doing a lot in front however and we were confident he would have won despite Battalions exit.

A lovely gelding by Forestier, formerly trained by Paul Nicholls, he was purchased out of the Goffs UK Spring HIT Sale last year and has not been rushed. Congratulations to Personal Racehorse Owners. Contre Tous is their first horse with us and hopefully we’ll be enjoying a lot more success in the future.