Richard Rowe celebrates surprise victory with Ask Her Out
Trainer Richard Rowe, who has struggled to find winners in recent years, finally ended a seven-month dry spell with a stunning upset at Lingfield. His 150-1 outsider, Ask Her Out, crossed the finish line first in the two-mile National Hunt Flat Race, winning by a neck. Rowe, who also owns the filly, admitted that while he wasn't completely shocked by the victory, he didn't back her himself. He now hopes to find a new owner for the promising horse.
A Long Wait for Success
Richard Rowe, based in West Sussex, has faced difficulties in his career, with little success in recent seasons. Despite starting off strong in the 90s, Rowe has struggled to train more than five winners in a season since 2012. However, his luck turned around at Lingfield when Ask Her Out delivered an unexpected victory. Rowe's son, who has been riding the filly in her training, had faith in her abilities, and Rowe hopes to attract a new owner who shares his son's confidence in the horse.
The Underdog's Triumph
Ask Her Out's 150-1 odds made her one of the biggest-priced winners in British jumps racing history. While her victory was surprising to many punters, Rowe revealed that the filly had shown improvement and promise this year after some setbacks in the past. Her late sprint to victory under jockey Tabitha Worsley demonstrated her determination and potential. Although Ask Her Out's win is impressive, she falls short of He Knows No Fear's record-breaking 300-1 victory in Ireland three years ago.
Rowe's Hope for the Future
Following Ask Her Out's unexpected triumph, Rowe is optimistic about the filly's future. He hopes to secure a new owner who can provide her with the opportunities she deserves. Rowe's success at Lingfield serves as a reminder that in the world of horse racing, underdogs can sometimes come out on top.
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