Two visitors to the Newcastle Course. The first to race was Granite City Doc/Keagan Latham in the vertem.co.uk/EBF Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) Race over 7f with 8 runners on Good ground. Doc was held at the back of the pack where he travelled well. He was unable to quicken sufficiently to make a challenge but ran well to the line to finish 6th of the 8 runners.
Our next runner was Royal Duchess/Sammy Jo Bell. The partnership making a quick return to racing after their great effort on Friday. The race was the 7f Class 5 PERFECT PARTNERSHIP FILLIES HANDICAP with a field 6 runners.Settled in second spot from the start, Duchess ran her usual enthusiastic race and started to make her effort at the 2f post making repeated efforts to obtain the lead from Desire, who had led throughout the race. Duchess carrying 14lb more than Desire finally had to settle for the second place having pulled almost 4 lengths clear of the 3rd placed horse. Another great race for this partnership, perhaps the clue being in the name of the race.