Fahey 1-2 in Super Sprint
Winning jockey Tony Hamilton described this afternoon’s Super Sprint winner as “electric” as Richard Fahey trained Lathom 28/1, was best of his trainer’s respective battalion of eight runners in the valuable Newbury Weatherby’s Super Sprint.
A 1-2 for the trainer as Mr Lupton 25/1 under Patrick Mathers was second best and indeed it was David’s Duchess another for Fahey who finished in 4th place at 50/1 under William Carson. Third place was snaffled by Joseph Tuite’s Field of Vision under John Egan.
The fav was well backed 2/1f Excessable for Tim Easterby but never landed a blow under Duran Fentiman whilst Belvoir Bay did best of Richard Hannon’s runners in 6th, one place behind was Great Page another for Hannon and ridden by Richard Hughes.
Hamilton said after bagging the valuable contest “He was electric out the gate so I was able to sit where I wanted. We were always going to get a lead and he travelled well, then I was just looking for room and when I found it he picked up well.”
Intilaaq took the Listed JLT Stakes on the card and confirmed previous promise for Roger Varian in the process. Readily accounting for Sir Michael Stoute’s Consort after a very strong pace had been set by Mustadeem in a bid to draw Consort’s stamina doubts in to play. The tactics worked well for the Al Maktoum owned 2/1 chance and Intilaaq came through nicely under Paul Hanagan to score.
Charlie Hills and Jim Crowley were celebrating at Newbury too when 4/1 chance Strath Burn only had to be shaken up to win the Group 3 Hackwood from Portamento who rallied in second for William Buick. Watchable was sent off a 13/8f for David O’Meara but faded tamely in the closing stages to finish last of the four runners.
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