Trainers come and go. Rookie trainers can find they have a limited shelf life if backed by others money. It must be a hard-fought existence when your success or failings rest on each horse achieving something to keep the devil off your back.
One thing every newbie trainer needs is a touch of luck or a bloody good horse to prove they know their job.
Archie Watson must have thanked his lucky stars that he had not one, two, three but more talents at Saxon Gate, Upper Lambourn, West Berkshire.
Looking at today's racing I see Ghost Serge takes part at Lingfield (1:30).
This grey son of Zebedee was always held in some regard by Watson, receiving a number of significant entries through his two-year-old season. An impressive 7-length winner on debut then following up under a penalty at Carlisle. Ghost Serge did little wrong when heading to France when beaten in the final strides at Listed class. In some respects, he disappointed thereafter. The latest performance when fourth at Kempton saw him struggle to give weight to a couple of horses with huge reputations noted on Group Horse (Daily) with Walk In The Sun (Jeremy Noseda) and First Contact (Charlie Appleby) cruising clear of the field by 8-lengths.
Ghost Serge has been somewhat hindered by the win penalty and finds himself racing for a prize of £3,752.02.
Watson entered a number of juveniles last season and they have continued to show ample ability.
Corinthia Knight - OR 105
So Hi Society - OR 98
Yabass - OR 84
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