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Race Meeting Report - June 1st

Fri, Jun 1, 2012

The second day of the two-day spring meeting was warm and overcast with good to firm going. The fields were small and it was relatively easy to find a winner or two.

Mick Channon's Amazing Run (6/5 favourite) took the opening sprint convincingly from The Strig. Both had run yesterday - the latter here, but the winner had travelled down from Ayr where she had finished second.

Though four of the five runners in the two year old maiden were in line a furlong out, David Simcock's Birdman (4/9 favourite) had only to be gently pushed out to score.

In the six furlong handicap Show Flower (2/1) franked the form of her Ascot victory, taking the lead half a furlong out and providing the Mick Channon stable with a double.

The third winning filly of the day was the consistent Moresweets'n'Lace (1/3 favourite). She was an easy winner of the mile and a quarter seller for Gary Moore, nudged along to lead just over a furlong out. Jockey George Baker said later that she did not appreciate the track. She was bought in for 5,500 guineas.

Messrs Moore and Baker soon had another winner in the form of Steely (4/5 favourite), who led for the full mile and half. The top weight, following up a recent Lingfield win, finished five lengths ahead of Pahente and the rest were well behind.

David Simcock became the third trainer to achieve a double when Hierarch (9/2) came home in front under apprentice Alice Haynes in the seven furlong handicap. Evens favourite Brown Pete was a disappointing fourth.

A hands and heels apprentice race over a mile and a quarter concluded the programme. Nicole Nordblad employed exaggerated waiting tactics with the 9/4 joint favourite Ostentation, while Putin went twelve lengths clear. When he came back to the field Ostentation enjoyed a clear run on the inside, leading a furlong out and scoring with plenty in hand.

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Jim Beavis