If there was ever a horse that deserved to win a race it would be Rideson.
Until today she had finished second six times and third once in seven starts. Once again the market favoured her chances in the mile maiden at Bath and she won in good style under Andrea Atzeni.
She broke well and travelled strongly in behind the leaders. Andrea had to get to work before a few of their rivals, but Rideson responded well for pressure and was beginning to assert as they passed the elbow in the straight. The runner-up, Captain Claret, was inclined to hang left towards the far rail, which handed the advantage to Rideson who galloped straight and true for her jockey. She pricked her ears passing the line looking very pleased to have finally got her head in front after numerous near misses.
Rideson is from the first crop of Golden Horn and she is also the first foal out of her dam Rekdhat who was trained by Roger to win three races and finish second in the G3 International Istanbul Trophy in Turkey.