After a busy weekend with nine runners across the cards at Nottingham and Ascot on Saturday 7th May, we were delighted to see Midnight Train put in another winning performance in the 1m2f Handicap at Nottingham. With Liam Keniry at the helm, in the colours of Alan Spence and Angus Pearson, the three-year-old found a comfortable rhythm behind the leaders before making headway and winning in a tight finish with Rampoldi Plan. Stepping up in both class and trip, we were thrilled to see him handle himself with another classy showcase and outpace the field of 11 runners.
Meanwhile, four-year-old Sprit of the Bay put in a commendable performance finishing strongly in second place, beaten only a short head at Ascot in the Fillies’ Handicap. An impressive ride by jockey, William Cox, who was positioned in close contention tucked behind runners over the straight mile before fighting on in the final furlong to move up on the nearside rail from sixth place to second. We were very pleased with her result and to see her racing on so well, gaining every stride in the closing stages. An exciting watch for the syndicate, The Baywatchers, and pleased for all connections to see her finish smartly in the frame.
Amongst a field of 27 in the Victoria Cup at Ascot, River Nymph was also in the frame finishing in a close third over the 7f distance. Following his win with this race last year, we were pleased to see him back battling on slightly quicker ground this time. A great ride from John Fahy, and a pleasing result for owner and breeder, Trevor Fox.