The team at Spigot had an incredible weekend sending the Queen Laurens and Havana Grey to Ireland champions weekend where they were both set to run in Group 1's. Laurens was at Leopardstown on Saturday where she stormed the field in the Matron Stakes having lead all the way she kept on well for pressure from the Jessica Harrington trained Alpha Centauri. Danny Tudhope gave the classy filly a great front running ride to give owners John and Jess Dance another Group 1 Win. Well done to the whole team at Spigot Lodge especially Lucy who rides the Queen everyday! The whole team was delighted to see PJ McDonald in Ireland to watch his usual ride win another Group 1 although this time due to injury was unable to take the ride. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back very soon!
Havana Grey was the next runner this time at the Curragh where he was sent off favourite in the Group 1 Flying Five. Richard Kingscote was in the saddle this time where he soon led and kept on well under pressure from his closest rival Son Of Rest where he eventually won by 3/4 of a length. The whole team were more than pleased to see Havana finally get a Group 1 under his belt, we were also pleased to see him win for Nadir who looks after him and Lucy who also rides him everyday! Well done to connections Dave McKay and All at Global Racing.
Another two Group 1's for the season and a massive well done to all at Spigot Lodge who without them it wouldn't be possible!
London Protocol our new apprentice Johnny Fisher his first winner for the team at Spigot Lodge. They made all and went clear 3 furlongs clear to 1 Furlong out when he was driven out towards the finish under a great ride from the 7lb claimer. Well done to the ONTOWINNER syndicate along with Kelly who rides London everyday at home and Summer who looks after him.