Winning return for TTC horse Mercian King

11th October 2018

After a small wind operation earlier this year, TTC horse Mercian King made a winning return over course and distance in the Taylor Hart & British Gypsum Handicap Chase at Worcester, having won a race on the same card a year previously.  

Partnered by regular jockey Jack Quinlan, for trainer Amy Murphy he remained prominent for most of the race before taking up the lead four fences out. Despite a challenge from the favourite, Nightfly, trained by Mercian King’s former trainer Charlie Longsdon, he held on gamely to win in a photo finish by a short head.      

As part of TTC membership, there are a limited number of Owners & Trainers badges available for members to experience the thrill of ownership for the afternoon and watch him run. To apply for badges, keep a lookout for declaration notifications and announcements on the TTC social media channels.