On a busy day of midweek racing on mostly slow and sticky ground some nice horses emerged on the flat. Newcastle had it’s first day of three on it’s annual Northumberland Plate meet on the tapeta surface. Newmarket and Nottingham also held cards throughout the afternoon and there was evening racing at Hamilton and Newbury.
2 20 SIX STRINGS (R.Fahey) 9/4, C4 2YO Novice, 6F
Despite missing the jump out of the stalls, Richard Fahey’s promising 2YO was only beaten a head into second by a previous winner and the odds-on favourite. Despite also running very green throughout, he will come on leaps and bounds for this debut run. SIX STRINGS looks a promising sort for the Fahey yard who will be pleased with this prospect.
Newmarket (July Course):
3 05 FAWAAREQ (O.Burrows) 100/30, C4, 7F, Soft
Owen Burrow’s FAWAAREQ was a cosy enough winner, but still needed to be brave to push out in the final furlong. The lightly raced 3YO clearly has something and there will be more to come. He had been off the track for a while and there must have been something up. Another furlong will suit and his hardened attitude will thrive under a slightly longer trip.
4 10 GREEN DOOR (R.Cowell) 4/1, C2, 5F, Soft
Paying back a small amount to those who have always supported him, GREEN DOOR claimed his first ever handicap win and his first victory since his juvenile days. He made light work of the field and sprint king Robert Cowell will now aim for more consistency. It is key he races on the pace and the time was also very strong considering the testing ground.
4 45 SILENT ATTACK (SB.Suroor) 2/1, C4 (3YO), 1M, Soft
This progressive type for Godolphin achieved a decisive success, after travelling like a dream and drawing clear readily when it was required. His running style is awkward however and if connections can solve this he can climb the ladder into some serious races. There is plenty of scope there for some more handicap wins and Godolphin will target group races in the not too distant future.
6 40 EMMIE (H.Dunlop) 20/1, C4 (2YO) Novice, 7F, Soft
EMMIE ran well, winning fairly comfortably being edged out on hands and heels in the final strides. The 2YO affair had some okay form and Dunlop will be pleased to get some of his horses running well again.