McVicar finished 3rd today at Newcastle in the NATHANIEL’S HEDGE HOPPING HANDICAP HURDLE. McVicar was given a well judged ride by Finian O’Toole who was claiming 7lbs. All concerned were delighted with McVicar’s effort and the ride given by Finian especially after McVicar’s long lay off. We are hoping that his lay off has done enough to reignite his thirst for racing. See below for the in-race comments.
“Held up, steady headway before 3 out (usual 4 out), effort and driven before next, kept on from last, not pace to challenge (tchd 28/1)” Racing Post