Copperfacejack finally gets off the mark for Webber

Mollington trainer Paul Webber saw Copperfacejack finally get his head in front over fences at Towcester today (Wednesday)
Mollington trainer Paul Webber saw Copperfacejack finally get his head in front over fences at Towcester today (Wednesday)

Paul Webber’s in-form stable kept the bandwagon rolling when Copperfacejack finally got his head front over fences at Towcester on Wednesday.

The Mollington trainer sent three runners to Huntingdon last week and came away with a highly satisfactory double with New Agenda and Cosmic Diamond obliging. And Cropredy Lawn connections saw Copperfacejack win the Brian Tennant Completes All 60 Racecourses Today Handicap Chase at Towcester in the hands of champion jockey Richard Johnson.

After making all the running, Copperfacejack was headed by Charlie Poste on Dontminddboys on the approach to the second last. But Johnson ensured there were relief and joy for owner Rob Barnett who has tasted Towcester success before with the Webber-trained Halucha in May 2013.

Discussing the front running tactics, Webber said: “It was entirely up to Richard. When you haven’t won with the horse yourself you can’t tell him what to do!”

Moreton Pinkney owner Richard Whitehead saw Fairy Pol land the spoils at Towcester.

Whitehead’s quartered light and dark blue colours have featured in the winner’s enclosure at Towcester in the past with the top class Restless Harry in November 2009 while course specialist Jacarado won five times over fences at the track between 2006-11.

The Henry Oliver-trained mare took the 2m mares’ maiden hurdle and was ridden by James Davies in only her second race start, having been second in a National Hunt flat race at Bangor in May.

Whitehead, who has seven horses in total with Oliver in Worcestershire, said: “We didn’t expect this and would have been happy to finish in the first four.”