Lanzarote Hurdle: Cobblers Dream lands eventful Kempton handicap for trainer Ben Case and jockey Jack Quinlan | Racing News

The Cobblers Dream won an eventful race for the Lanzarote Paralympic Coral in Kempton.

Mount Jack Quinlan has been at the helm of affairs since the fall of the flag, and after a false start, it proved to be the best place where there was drama on the second voyage.

Stiebello fell, dropping the favorite green book and severely hampering another fictional runner, Mary Rock.

Unaware of what happened to the market leaders, it was Ben Case-trained cobblers and Highway One O Two who led the way.

Very few got into the race and there was no change on the second flight as Quinta do Mar went down when the rivalry faded.

The Cobblers Dream (10/1) went on to win the coveted prize of Highway One O Two (25/1), with Call Me Lord (33/1) in third and Jelino Bello (6/1) in fourth.

“He just got better all the time,” said Case. “To be fair, the horse has always been clear since we’ve had them. This step in the journey has helped him sort of and he seems to be getting better all the time, which is great.”

“We thought we’d have a good weight today after his last run and when they announced that the prize money was going to go up, I thought that was the place to come.

Winning contacts form in Kempton after Cobblers Dream win in Lanzarote

“I was a little nervous on the ground. It’s not too bad today. They went really fast early on and then slowed it down and I think the first two were the first two along the way, so maybe they didn’t go much from a sprint and sped away from second, but it’s a horse Nice.

“I think there’s more to come of it, hopefully.”

Betfair gave the winner a 25/1 quote for the Coral Cup, and Case added: “It looks like a proper horse and where to go from here, I’m not sure. We’ll see what the rider does. We might sneak up on something in Cheltenham, I don’t know.”

“No matter how you look at it, he’s had a good season and I think he’ll jump over the hurdles quite happily, so next year he will.

“It was a tough decision for Jack (Andrews) to go to Weatherby. He had a whole book of trips there and he would regret it, but Jack Quinlan had also ridden on it and knew the horse. So it was tough for Jack.

“It’s nice to have a big winner on Saturday, Lady Jane Grosvenor has been a huge supporter of us and we have some really great horses, and that looks like another one too.”

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