Two entries on a day which had rather more rain than anticipated with the going changing from Good to Soft to Soft early in the afternoon. Congratulations to Libby & Becky, as their respective charges took the Best Turnout Award for their own races. A welcome back to Megan to renew her successful partnership with Rocky and to guide Doc on his introduction to racing; In the first race,Granite City Doc ridden by Megan Carberry was in his debut race, a 7f race with 11 runners including 4 other newcomers. Slow out of the Stalls, Doc lost a fair distance of ground but once racing enthusiastically made up lost ground […]
Two horses from the stable travelled to Ayr, where the Going was Good and Good to Soft in places. Our first runner was Wolf Heart ridden by Kevin Lundie(7) in a 10f Class 6 Handicap with 10 runners. Settled in mid-pack for the early part of the race, he kept a position to the outside of other runners, which gave him a trouble free run round the final bend. Ridden from the 1f mark Wolf closed with the leaders and ran on well to what was a very tight finish. After a rather long delay, while th Judge considered the photograph the result was called as a deadheat between Spokesperson […]
Returning to the flat, Strobe ridden by Joey Hayneswere in the 15f J W GRANT BUILDERS MERCHANTS HANDICAP with 9 runners on a track that was Good to Soft. Strobe was soon in the lead from the start and seemed to be content to maintain his position.With 3f to go the challenges came and toward the final furlong appeared to weaken. He finally finished 8th of the 9 runners. He will now be looking to the forthcoming end of Summer/Autumn NH campaign.
The combination of Granite City Doc/Keegan Latham competed in the 365 BET365 MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES, a 6f race with 12 runners on a track that was Good. This was the second race for Doc and his exit from Stall 5 was a big improvement on his first race.Throughout the race he travelled well and it will certainly have increased his knowledge of racing.he finished in 9th place, 8 lengths off the winner.
Running in the second race of the evening meeting,Remember Rocky/Megan Carberry competed in the 9f Fifth Avenue Jewellery Handicap (Pro-Am Lady Riders’ Race) on a track that was Good (Good to Soft in places). Rocky travelled well in 4th of the 8 runners until reaching the final bend, where Megan had to ask for more effort. Rocky was then involved in mid-field skirmishes and, although unable to challenge the first two home, he did well to win a tight 4 way scrap for 3rd place.CONGRATULATIONS to Becky, who again won Best Turned Out with Rocky.