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Trainer Richard Fahey saddled a one-
two in the extremely valuable Weatherbys
Super Sprint at Newbury as the 28/1 shot
Lathom edged out Mr Lupton (25/1) in an
exciting finish, yesterday.
Three big-priced runners fought it out
and Lathom finished really strongly to claim
the spoils by a neck under Tony Hamilton,
with Field Of Vision (33/1) a nose further
back in third.
The 22 runners spread across the track
and Hawatif showed the best early pace on
the far side, only to be overhauled by well-
backed favourite Excessable (2/1) a furlong
and a half out.
The market leader looked to have gone a
length clear at one point but the complexion
of the race changed dramatically in the final
half furlong as the principals on the near
side charged past to fight out the finish.
Fahey saddled no less than eight in the
race as he looked to follow up his 2013 success
and Lathom proved best of the octet, bounc-
ing back from a below-par Royal Ascot effort
to get up close home.
And Fahey also saddled the fourth-place
finisher as the maiden David s Duchess belied
her odds of 50/1 with a fine effort. She fin-
ished just ahead of Excessable, who faded
Hamilton said: "He was electric from the
gates and I could sit where I wanted. He
travelled well and it was all about looking
for a bit of room. We got a lead and he picked
up nicely and did it well.
"I ride a lot for David and Emma Arm-
strong (owners), so I was always going to
ride this horse."
He added: "I have had a couple of Group
race winners but in terms of prize-money,
this is the biggest race I have ever won. He
always travelled well, it was just a case of
getting a bit of room. I had to switch around
John Egan on Field Of Vision but he picked
"I knew I was going to get a good tow into
it as these races are like a cavalry charge -
it was just a case of getting there as late as
"I blame myself for his run at Ascot as I
chased the American horse and paid the
price but this time he switched off and loved
that fast ground."
Mr Lupton is the first horse to run in the
colours of Noel Kershaw and the owner said:
"He ran a fantastic race and nearly got there
but I am delighted.
This is my first season and I am having
a great time. Richard is fantastic and very
inclusive---I feel that I have learnt so much
more about the racing game.
"This isn t going to be good for my wife,
because I am going to be into it for a bit
more next year.
The train back to Bradford will be inter-
esting this evening!"
Field Of Vision could make a quick reap-
pearance next week and his trainer Joe Tuite,
who trains locally at Great Shefford, revealed:
"He is entered at Bath on Wednesday and
we will see how he comes out of this race.
He is tough and hard---we prepared him to
come here hoping for a big run and he has
run better than expected.
"The owners are a great bunch of people
and he was a cheap horse. We aimed him
at this and said that we would have a day
out and it is great fun to get a few quid."
Balding filly proves all Heart
Heartless came with a well-timed late
run to get off the mark at the third time of
asking in the John Hills Maiden Stakes at
After running too freely last time out at
Doncaster, the 11/2 shot was much more
settled this time in the mile-and-a-quarter
contest. Odds-on favourite Mile High had
every chance of providing Charlie Hills with
an emotional victory in the race run in mem-
ory of his brother, who died last year from
pancreatic cancer, when moving up as a
major threat at the two-furlong pole, but
she could finish only third.
Having seen off all her rivals, the long-
time leader Demonstration looked set to
claim a surprise success before eventually
being collared by Heartless deep inside the
final furlong, with just half a length separating
them at the line. Balding said: "I am very
happy with that. She was very disappointing
last time out, but she didn t really settle and
run no sort of race.
"I have always quite liked her at home and
it was nice to win John s race as well as he
was a great man.
"I think she will get further and we will
just see what mark she gets now." Forest
Maiden stuck her neck out game fashion to
post a slender front-running success in the
Al Basti Equiworld EBF Breeding Winners
Fillies Handicap. Quick away from the stalls,
the 8/1 shot enjoyed things her own way out
in front before being flanked by challengers
either side on the run down to the final quar-
ter of a mile.
Although Spirit Raiser and top weight
Rekdhat laid down the gauntlet late on, the
Charlie Appleby-trained Forest Maiden was
not to be denied and bravely clung on by a
short head from the latter. Jockey William
Buick said: "She stuck her neck out really
well and deserved that. They all had a go at
her and came with a chance, but she fought
them off. When it is quick ground you want
to be on the front end."
Windfast (11-2) overcome a lengthy absence
to provide the soon-to-retire Richard Hughes
with a winner on one of his final visits to
the track after landing the Malone Roofing
Trainer Brian Meehan said: "He is a lovely
horse who has had his problems. He is a
four-year-old gelding but hopefully he will
be around for a long time to come and will
keep going forward." A trip to the Qatar
Goodwood Festival is now on the cards for
Wordiness (7-2) after he completed a hat-
trick in the concluding Grundon Recycle
The evergreen seven-year-old followed up
recent wins at Chester and Bath with a clear-
cut success under Silvestre de Sousa. Trainer
David Evans said:
"He has had a few problems before coming
to me but he is easy to train. The two-mile-
five-furlong at Goodwood will be next. The
track won t be a problem and the further he
goes the better he is."
Shogun hits top gear
Shogun looked a thoroughbred of limitless
potential after he skipped two and a quarter
lengths clear in the Darley EBF Maiden at the
Aidan O Brien s Fastnet Rock colt was heavily
backed before the race and had little issues in
accounting for Sunglider on his second career
start."He was a complete baby the first day and
didn t know what was going on," said the Bal-
lydoyle handler. "We put the blinkers on to teach
him a bit and they will probably come off again.
Before he ran the first day he was half-speeding
like a really smart horse. He will have learned a
lot there. He travelled and quickened but was still
very green. He s a horse to look forward to. "I d
say he s very smart---he always showed that he s
very smart. Joseph (O Brien) said he was only
doing a half-speed, even when he got to the front.
He can step in fairly quickly now to the big races.
He s big and hardy and should be well able.
"He could step into the Futurity and those
races. He s a big, mature horse.He s a full-brother
to the filly (Qualify), which also makes him excit-
ing." Andrea Atzeni delivered Stroll Patrol (20-
1) with an undeniable late run on the stands rail
to land the evoke.ie Sprint Handicap at the Cur-
ragh. Your Pal Tal looked home and hosed when
getting the better of In Salutem in the final furlong
only to be nabbed in the final strides by Johnny
Murtagh s three-year-old filly.
Murtagh said: "She came with a big reputation
earlier in the year but it hadn t quite happened
for her yet. "Colin Keane said the last day to drop
her back in trip as she wasn t short of speed.
Andrea gave her a lovely ride and said she felt
like a different filly. She probably likes the warmer
weather. "It was a nice pot to win and hopefully
she can go on to better things. We always felt she
was better than a handicapper and earlier in the
year we were scratching our heads how she hadn t
won. "She showed a nice turn of foot and likes
that ground. I had her in at Naas on Wednesday
but I ll probably treat her like a good one now
and mind her." Nina Carberry teamed up with
Tommy Stack to win the Boodles Ladies Derby
with Tooreen Legend, while the concluding Kil-
lashee Maiden fell to David Wachman s Torce-
Moore itching to return
Ryan Moore remains unsure when he will
return to the saddle after speaking of his frus-
tration at having to miss some of the season s
The former champion jockey suffered a neck
injury when his mount, Newton s Law, reared
up and became trapped under the stalls before
the final race on the opening day of the July
meeting at Newmarket last week.
Moore s father, Gary, revealed last weekend
his son would be out for "more than a month"
and while Moore reports his recovery to be going
well, he has not yet pencilled in a date for his
Speaking on his Betfair blog, Moore said: " It
is frustrating to be on the sidelines. There is
never a good time to be out injured, but we are
into the height of the summer now, with the
King George and Glorious Goodwood and the
Irish Oaks this weekend, and you never like to
miss good rides in good races.
"Everything is fine though, I am recovering
well. There were reports in the last few days that
I felt like I had been in a car crash, but that isn t
so. I really am fine. I just need to take it day by
day, week by week.
"When you are talking about your neck, every-
body starts to get very cautious. It s understand-
able. All I want to do is to get back riding, but
I realise that I have to give it the time, I have
to be 100 per cent before I can go back riding.
Super Sprint one-two for Fahey
Lathom (top) won the
Super Sprint by a neck
after a tight finish.
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