Potters Corner ran an unbelievable race on Friday in the Cross Country at Cheltenham being beaten a nose. After 3 miles and 6 furlongs, it took the judge to call the result and unfortunately Potters was on the wrong side of the verdict.
Jack Tudor sat very handy on him throughout and kicked for home at the bottom of the hill. He jumped the last brilliantly and set off up the run in over a length clear. He battled like a lion all the way to the line sticking his neck out but was caught right on the winning post. A stride after the line he was back in front. On another the day the head bob might have gone the other way.
He really did deserve to win the race but it wasn't to be. It was just fantastic to see him bounce back to form and show all his old enthusiasm. He came back into the second place spot with his ears pricked and was welcomed to a large applause from the crowd.
Christian Williams has done an amazing job and for those who attended the members Zoom on Thursday evening would have heard he thought he had him back to his best and was expecting a big run.
He's come out of the race in great shape and the plan now will be the Welsh Grand National on 27th December. It will be touch and go whether he gets into the race off his current rating, but if he does, he will be a major player.
A magical day for RacehorseClub members and even coming out second best, we couldn't be prouder of Potters.