Radrizzani success at Wolverhampton as racehorse named after Leeds United owner makes winning debut

RADRIZZANI is celebrating another success - but this time the equine version - at Wolverhampton racecourse.

Monday, 16th November 2020, 5:04 pm

Named after Leeds United's Italian owner and chairman, two-year-old filly Radrizzani made a winning debut in Monday afternoon's 3.40pm on the all-weather track at Wolves under jockey Danny Tudhope.

With the benefit of experience, the Roger Varian-trained Batraan was sent off the 15-8 favourite but the market leader had to settle for second place as Tudhope and Radrizzani swooped down the outside to win by a comfortable length and a quarter at odds of 15-2.

The juvenile is trained by Upper Helmsley-based David O'Meara and owned by Highbank Stud.

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SUCCESS: For Radrizzani the racehorse, named after Leeds United owner Andrea Radizzani, above. Photo by George Wood/Getty Images.

Winning jockey Tudhope told Sky Sports Racing: "It was very pleasing. Her work at home has been pretty good, we have been impressed with her and she was ready to go a few weeks ago but the ground on the turf is maybe too soft. She's not the biggest so she wouldn't go through it.

"But we have been patient with her, we found a nice little race for her and she has done it well."

Asked if she would be running again soon on the all-weather, Tudhope said: "We'll have to see and see what David says. He knows what he is doing so maybe."

Highbank Stud have several horses named after Leeds United connections with three-year-old colt Pablo Hernandez also in training with O'Meara.

Bielsa and Reviette are also under the care of Kevin Ryan.

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Thank you Laura Collins