RACE horse trainer Jennie Candlish has a rising star at her Basford Green stables near Leek.
He’s an improving six year old chestnut called rather appropriately Star Ascending.
The star of Jennie’s Staffordshire Moorlands yard won for a third time in five visits to Southwell racecourse today.
Each of the gelding’s three wins have come under Dublin-born northern-based jockey Joe Fanning.
Today’s renewal of their partnership saw Star Ascending cruise to a comfortable victory in the concluding 1m 4f race on the all-weather at the Notts course.
Fanning sat quietly with a double-handful before giving a gentle shake of the reins a furlong out to ease his charge past the winning post.
Star Ascending is owned by local businessman Paul Wright-Bevans and looks set for more success in the coming weeks on today’s showing with Fanning in the saddle.
Central League: PORT VALE RES 6 (Forrester 3, Howe, Angus, Montana), Mansfield Town 0.