What a day! Ribchester was just awesome in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. We were nervous before the race. He had been favourite for some time and we knew we had a big chance. He’s physically and mentally matured but he was taking on some top class horses and you just never know. It was very much plan B when Toscanini missed the start but it didn’t bother Ribchester. He was given a brilliant ride by jockey William Buick. They made all and when William asked him for an effort he made it look easy. He did hang to the right but he had the rail for company and to win the Lockinge Stakes by three-and-three-quarter-lengths is something to be very proud of.
A big thank you to John Murphy who rides him out every day and to the entire team at Musley Bank for working so hard and doing a fantastic job.