First winner of 2020
5th January 2020
Last year was a fantastic one for winners and Makthecat ensured 2020 started in a similar vein when making his Flat racing debut a winning one at Southwell.
The son of Makfi, runner-up in a junior bumper at Huntingdon on his racecourse debut, travelled well over the much shorter trip of a mile before having a fantastic battle with Tranchee all the way up Southwell’s long straight.
At the line there was nothing to split between the pair and after a long deliberation the judge declared a dead-heat, sending all connections home happy.
With fully 13 lengths back to the third home, and a further 22 lengths back to the fourth it’s clear we witnessed a decent performance by Makthecat on his Flat debut.
He’s likely to be out on the all-weather again before the start of the Flat turf season and looks a promising horse for his owners to enjoy this year.