Gambol is certainly a quirky customer but a very talented one. Having begun his career on the flat with Barry Hills, the son of New Approach won once and was placed three times on the level, before moving to Eventmasters Racing and the yard of renowned dual-purpose trainer Ian Williams.
His career under National Hunt rules has admittedly been a frustrating one – with some very good runs in defeat particularly against the classy Vancouverite in August 2015. He was in the process of running a very big race when coming down at the tricky third last.
After some encouraging runs on the flat at Wolverhampton, Gambol finally got off the mark for Eventmasters Racing as he took the Support Your On Course Bookmaker Conditional Jockeys’ Selling Handicap Hurdle at Stratford on Saturday 25th March 2017.
After a brilliant tussle with Gary Moore’s Mount Shamsan, Gambol asserted his authority close to the line to win by nearly two-lengths.