Prolific Gorta strikes again31st October 2012
Ballybough Gorta registered a fifth win in little over four months with a determined display in the Hot To Trot Racing Club 2013 Handicap Chase at Haydock.
The point-to-point graduate did not shape with much promise in five starts under Rules for Tom Symonds, but appears to have been turned inside out since joining Pembrokeshire-based Peter Bowen.
A trip to Merseyside represented his stiffest test to date, particularly in the testing conditions. Although Jamie Moore was hard at work a long way out, the 6-1 chance responded to his urgings, staying on tenaciously in the straight to come home with seven lengths in hand over 3-1 favourite Satou.