SOLARIO RACING sponsored the “lucky last” at Windsor on Bank Holiday Monday, The Solario Racing Personal Racing Syndication Handicap and indeed it was lucky as Spring Romance, won his third race of the year in just four starts!
On a scorching hot day during which temperatures reached the mid-20s and when the ground was officially Good To Firm, over 11,000 flocked to Windsor on Family Fun Day.
The 3yo son of Zebedee has really blossomed this year with a win and runner-up spot at Wolverhampton and a win at Lingfield, all on the all-weather. Back on grass for the first time in nine months, while he had been in good form at home, there was concern about the drying ground. The horse was also being dropped back to five furlongs, so there were some questions to be answered.
Weak in the market at 9/2, Spring Romance, trained by Dean Ivory, went off fourth favourite. He was slightly run off his feet early on but after being shaken up by jockey, Jack Duern, two furlongs out and being given a couple of reminders inside the final half furlong, he took off and showed a great turn of foot to mow the leaders down and win going away by three-quarters of a length.
The syndicate owners, Solario Racing (Berkhamsted) with family and friends were some 30 strong. Enjoying some shade from the heat in a Solario Racing hospitality box, they were rather vocal to say the least as Spring Romance crossed the line!
A rather jubilant Simon Double said, “Winning races is hard enough but to hatch a plan and win your own sponsored race, well, it doesn’t get much better!”