Thursday 16th August 2012
Raceday Round Up - 16th August
Al Waab (3/1) maintained his unbeaten record with a smooth win in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Conditions Stakes for trainer Sir Henry Cecil.
The son of Danehill Dancer won his maiden over course and distance last month and was even more impressive today when beating the favourite, Timoneer by two lengths.
Michael Marshall, assistant trainer, said: “He was very unfurnished the first time he came here but he came back and really improved.
“This was a tricky little race but he won with his ears pricked and has a great attitude.”
I’m So Glad made it four wins from her last five runs when taking the Climate Energy Group Handicap for trainer Mick Channon and jockey Charles Bishop.
The 9/1 chance made all under Bishop and stayed on strongly to beat the running-on Nawwaar by three-quarters of a length.
Jack Channon, son of the winning trainer, said: “She loves this fast ground and is on a real roll. She is so tough and deserves a crack at a Listed race now.”
Fearless Jacq got her career off to the best possible start when winning the Racing UK Median Auction Fillies’ maiden for trainer David Simcock and jockey Richard Mullen.
The daughter of Soviet Star, sent off a 12/1 chance, travelled smoothly in behind runners before bursting through to take the lead inside the final furlongs, beating fellow newcomer, Sherinn, by a length and a quarter.
Tom Clover, assistant trainer, said: “She had been working nicely and we thought she would run well. She has showed a good attitude and can hopefully go on from this.”
Sequence was the most impressive winner of the day, taking the Hiscox Chairman’s Handicap by nine lengths under Ryan Moore in the colours of HM The Queen.
Moore made every yard of the running on the Sir Michael Stoute-trained filly and she never looked like getting caught, powering up the hill in the style of a decent performer in the making.
The TurfTV Handicap went the way of 3/1 favourite Sunny Side Up for trainer Richard Fahey and jockey Laura Barry, completing a double for Fahey who had won the Hiscox Property Handicap with Common Touch under Paul Hanagan earlier in the day.
The concluding newmarketracecourses.co.uk handicap was won by Angel Gabrial for trainer Ian Williams and jockey Kieren Fallon.
Day two of a three day meeting kicks off on the July Course tomorrow at 5.25. The evening is sold out.