Congratulations to the patient owners of Florida Keys, winner of the Ladbrokes Back Yourself Handicap at Sandown on Wednesday 6th June. This was her first win in town, and her third from a total of 19 starts. Florida Keys started from a wide gate and settled at the tail of the field, 8 lengths from the leader as they turned into the straight. As Pat described in his interview, Rider Rhys McLeod gave her a “really classy ride”, balanced her at the top of the straight and “used the good set of legs she has on her for sprinting” to win by 1.25 lengths.
Florida Keys has always shown that she has the ability to go further, and we are looking forward to her winter campaign. Many thanks to our Epsom Lodge crew who go to great lengths to ensure that our horses are at their best.