Tuesday 18th March saw Eva Clare make her debut in handicap company in what could turn out to have been quite a decent little race over 5f at Southwell. Straight from the gates opening they went very hard and full credit to Eva who managed to go with them and was in with a serious shout at the furlong pole until she was hampered by the eventual runner-up who drifted across the course taking Eva with him. The general feeling was that we probably wouldn’t have beaten the winner but could have finished 2nd instead of 3rd if we hadn’t been hampered, but she was back safe and we live to fight another day.
This was another solid run from Eva who was up against seasoned handicappers and conceding weight to them as well, she will have learned a lot from this and will come on for it again. There’s certainly going to be plenty more visits to the winners enclosure for her owners to look forward to with her.