Local horse trainer Vincent Ward got his maiden victory on English soil on sunday the 26th september last as his filly Fictional Account romped to victory in the SIS Live Fenwolf Stakes.Ward who trains seven horses at his stables in Piercetown,Kilcock,had always dreamed of saddling a winner at Ascot and that dream became a reality when jockey William Buick pushed out Fictional Account to score by a length and a half from Free Agent to cause a 16/1 upset.A jubilant Ward said after the race:”I”ve spent 25 years dreaming about this day.We were going for the Irish Cesarewitch but changed our minds because the ground was too soft and she’d have had top weight”.Fictional Account is owned by the Cill Choca syndicate in Kilcock and members of the syndicate along with family and friends found that the long journey was a joyous and fruitful one.Talking to one of the members after the race,they said”We really can’t believe it,we had two wins with her already this year,in Dundalk And Downroyal but this is the icing on the cake,we are over the moon”.Ward’s other horse in Ascot at the weekend Striking Force couldn’t make it a dream double but ran well in finishing 5th on Friday evening in the Bollinger Champagne Challenge Series Final H’Cap Stakes on the un-suited soft ground. 

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