EXPEL WINS SECOND RACE IN VIRGINIA SERIES

Northfield Farm, LLC’s Expel captured his second win the VHBPA Virginia-Bred/Sired Series when he captured the $2,000 restricted event at the Piedmont Hunt Point-to-Point. The five-year-old gelding by Expelled, out of Kentwood Miss by Our Native covered the ten furlongs in 2:06 over the firm turf.

Expel grabbed the lead from runner-up Roseville Run in the last furlong and cruised home for a 1 ½ length victory under rider Jeff Murphy.

COMPLETE ORDER OF FINISH: 1) EXPEL (rider – Jeff Murphy, owner – Northfield Farm, LLC, trainer – Edward Mulligan); 2) ROSEVILLE RUN (Ben Garner, Eric J. Myer, Stephen Pollard); 3) MECKLENBURG (Will Haynes, Anne O. Haynes, Michael Berryman); 4) DR. NITRO (Bruce Daley, Warren Owens, William Aylor, Jr.); 5) LORD LOUDOUN (Richard Spate, Donna T. Rogers, Mrs. D. M. Smithwick); 6) GINGERSTIMETODANCE (Loring Heard, Marethon Farm, Simon Hobson); 7) GENERAL SKYE (Christopher Read, Kinross Farm, Neil R. Morris); 8) GOLDIE (John Delaney, Randolph D. Rouse, Randolph D. Rouse); 9) DAYLIGHT FIRE (Diana Gillam, Falcon Racing LLC, Donald Yovanovich); 10) FIRST EFFORT (Jacob Roberts, Rehilian Racing Stable, David Bourke).