Something has clicked with Guardia Svizzera, in the space of 10 days he ran 3 times and won all 3 races. Travelling over 900miles in the process it was quiet the achievement for Roger Fell and his team at Arthington Barn stables.
The fantastic run of form started at Hamilton on the 21st of August. Guardia Svizzera had run well in his previous start finishing second so we were expecting another decent showing. It was Gaurdia Svizzera’s first run over 5 furlongs for us, which we thought ,at bring I bet extra from his performance. Ben Curtis was given the task of riding Guardia on the day, he did a fantastic job! He raced prominently and was pushed out to win eased down by 4 1/2 lengths. We didn’t know then how much more there was to come but Ben was confident more Guardia had more under the bonnet. Just 5 days later we were given another indication as the second in that race, One Boy, won a race at Beverley.
The second leg of the hat-trick came at Catterick 8 days after his first win. This time he was running over 6f on ground a bit firmer than ideal. Ben Curtis was jocked up again and took Guardia straight to the front of the race. He travelled strongly throughout with and put a few lengths between himself and the rest of the field before appearing to tire in the final few strides of the race.
For leg 3 it was back to Hamilton. 2 days after his win at Catterick and having to carry a 12 pound penalty for his previous two wins so it didn’t look to be straight forward. He was backed to his preference trip of 5 furlongs and the going was on the softer side of good. Tony Hamilton was back in the saddle for leg 3 and from the moment they broke from the gate the result was never in doubt! He travelled like a dream and put the race to bed comfortably.
It was a special few days for the syndicate with Guardia picking up over £11,000 in prize money for his owners. He started the run at a rating of 59 and after the 3 runs the handicapper has raised him to a rating 82. It won’t be long before he is back on the track bidding for his 4th win.