Capping off the Flat turf season in style

Saturday 7th November marked the final day of racing on the turf for this Flat season, and a fine season it has been for us here at Tuite Racing.

After our French disappointment where we had to withdraw Litigant from the Prix du Cadran due to quickening ground, and a run at Ascot that just didn’t go to plan, we couldn’t have been more delighted to see our stable star coast home in yet another competitive handicap – the November Handicap at Doncaster.

He won the race like the class horse that he is, cementing our belief (as if we needed it cementing any more!) that he is a true contender for the big Cup races next year.

See the Racing Post’s coverage of the win below…

Doncaster romp caps fine season for Litigant

Litigant Nov HcapRacing Post – 7th Nov 2015

TRAINER Joseph Tuite is planning a campaign in top staying races for Litigant next season as his stable star capped a remarkable season with an emphatic victory in the Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster.

The seven-year-old travelled strongly throughout the 1m4f contest and proved he is far too good for handicap company by running away with the 22-runner event, winning by an eased-down four lengths.

It was a second victory in a major handicap this season for Litigant, who returned from an absence of over a year to win the Betfred Ebor at York in August.

Litigant was winning for the second time in three races for Tuite, with his only below-par effort coming when he was ninth in the Qipco Long Distance Cup on British Champions Day last time out.

Tuite said: “He won the Ebor after 400 days off and he could only improve. He came out of that race like a bear. Things didn’t go right for him last time at Ascot last time, but he’s shown today what a serious horse he is.”

Lambourn-based Tuite cannot wait to see Litigant return next year, with a tilt at the Betway Yorkshire Cup at York in May a possible first target.

“I am very lucky to have him and that’s it now for this year,” Tuite added. “Next season we’ll go down the Cup route with him and may start him off at York in May.”

 

To cap off an already great day, Cincuenta Pasos then signed off his turf campaign for this year by running a great race to finish third in a competitive 22-runner apprentice race.