Friday 10th August 2012
Raceday Round Up - 10th August
JOCKEY William Buick continued his fine run of form when notching up a treble on his local course.
His first win came aboard Oasis Cannes (13/8) in the Piper-Heidsieck Nursery Handicap for trainer Sir Mark Prescott.
The son of Oasis Dream is one of the toughest juveniles in training and was having his seventh run of the season.
He was headed inside the final furlong by market-rival Makefeh but fought back to repel that runner by a head.
William Butler, assistant trainer, said: “He’s been unlucky and really deserved this. He is so tough and genuine and takes his races so well.”
Buick’s next success was courtesy of the well-backed 7/2 favourite, Ashdan, in the NGK Spark Plugs Maiden.
The son of Dansili surged clear of a good-looking field to record an easy two and a quarter length success from the promising Mutazamen.
Trainer John Gosden said: “It is hard to access what he has beaten when none of them have run but he has been showing plenty at home and has done it nicely.
“He acted on the summer ground but I expect he may be better suited with some give as most of his family are. We’ll look for a seven furlong novice race now.”
He completed his hat trick aboard 11/4 shot Sammy Alexander in the Walker Transport Handicap Stakes for trainer David Simcock.
Coupe de Ville (Evens F) returned to winning ways when beating Kingsdesire in the Piper-Heidsieck Conditions Stakes.
The Richard Hannon-trained colt was fifth in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas earlier this spring and had too much in the closing stages under a strong drive by Ryan Moore.
Richard Hannon Jnr said: “He has run some good races and his nearly a top-class performer. That will have done his confidence some good and we’ll look at a Listed or Group 3 now.”
The concluding Piper-Heidsieck Handicap went to Picabo (9/2) for trainer Henry Candy and jockey Dane O'Neill.
The College of West Anglia Selling Stakes was won by Super Cookie for trainer Charlie McBride and jockey Harry Bentley. The daughter of Dylan Thomas was bought back at the auction for £8,000.
Racing on the July Course resumes tomorrow.