Shocks in the Trials at Newbury
The Richard Hannon trained pair of Tiggy Wiggy and Ivawood were beaten favourites in the Fred Darling and Greenham classic trials at Newbury this afternoon as the feature events went the way of outsiders to the delight of the layers, creating more shake ups in the ante post markets for the 1000 and 2000 Guineas as a result.
Frankie Dettori who rode a treble on the card was aboard Greenham winner Muharrar for Charlie Hills who was sent off at 16/1 and came home infront of Estidhkaar in second place.
Winning trainer Hills was delighted “I always knew he was a good horse as he won the Gimcrack, it was just a question mark if he’d get the trip. They went a good, solid pace and he travelled well throughout the race. If anything he got there a bit too soon.
“Frankie said the French Guineas would suit him, but we will see how he comes out of the race and the decision is up to Sheikh Hamdan where he goes. The 2000 Guineas will be on the agenda, but that is a decision he will make.
The Fred Darling went the way of Ralph Beckett and Pat Dobbs with Redstart who made almost all the running and returned a 12/1 shot holding off a good run from Jellicle Ball for John Gosden and Tiggy Wiggy clear of the rest under tender handling from Richard Hughes once the race was gone.
Beckett said afterwards “She didn’t work great last week and I said to the owner he might want to think again about running her, but he was keen to run so she came here and it was a good performance.”
“It’s hard to say how she compares with my other three winners of this race, as they have all won it in different ways. I had her down as a German Guineas filly, but now we’ll have to go for the Guineas. She will stay a mile for sure.”
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