ARTHUR’S Reuben gave Staffordshire Moorlands trainer Jennie Candlish (pictured) her first winner of 2019 at Huntingdon Races to day.
It was also the six-year-old’s first win over jumps after 11 previous failed attempts and was registered in the three-mile Weatherby’s Handicap Chase.
The bay gelding was backed down from 8/1 overnight to 3/1 favourite and won by almost two lengths under jockey Jonathan Burke.
The victory took the Basford Grange stables number of jumps winners over the last five years onto the 80 mark.
Arthur’s Reuben had finished third on his two previous 250-mile round trips from the Moorlands to Huntingdon racecourse.