We were treated to four meetings this Tuesday, and there was competitive action at all four tracks. Chepstow and Thirsk provided some noteable 2Yo winners through the afternoon, before Lingfield hosted a mixed card on the turf and AW. Undoubtedly the highlight of the day was at Nottingham, where an old favourite squashed any hint of retirement plans.
5 45 DIXIE’S DOUBLE (D Kubler) 8/11, C5 2YO Maiden Fillies, 5F, Good to Firm (Good in Places)
Luke Morris took the usually less favoured side of the track in the early stages and ended racing on her own for the entirety. Nothing on the stand side ever looked like threatening and Morris steered her to a cosy win. A late plunge in the market told the story and the juvenile was a class above her opponents. She has raced in some better races prior to this and this showed quite obviously. The quicker ground may have been an answer, but something has certainly clicked and there should be some decent runs to follow.
7 30 KINGSGATE NATIVE (R Cowell) 20/1, C3 Conditions, 5F, Good to Firm
As retirement beckoned, it was surely scripted that Robert Cowell’s sprinting veteran would go in and win to only further his career. The field comprised of some well thought of youngsters, but the 11Yo soon put them in their place. It was a perfectly simple performance, as Jim Crowley tracked the leaders until the final furlong pole, when he delivered his horse and he drove through to take the lead. He kept on well and Cowell will not know whether to laugh or cry. His form has been way off the boil this summer and this win must have even surprised Cowell himself. It is undoubtedly great for the sport however and old timers staying in training for season after season is a brilliant and vital aspect of this game that must continue.