SCARPETA BACK TO WINNING WAYS AT THURLES
Scarpeta was back in the winners enclosure at Thurles yesterday after a an impressive performance saw him take the Enjoy White Gypsy @ Finns Borrisoleigh Hurdle. Partnered by Gold Cup winning jockey, Paul Townend, Scarpeta travelled smoothly throughout and jumped the best he has all season. Following the second last flight, the race was on between himself and good hurdler/chaser Peregine Run. Scarpeta proved his class to go away from his challenger despite giving away a hefty 10lbs.
This was a pleasing performance after a underwhelming display in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham only 10 days ago. It was also a delight that Scarpeta could provide Paul Townend with his 99th victory of this season.
We will look for similar races for Scarpeta before embarking on a flat campaign.