First up, Ascend won his allowance nicely at the Spa to make it three wins from nine outings. Such a consistent horse he has been either first or second in seven of those races. Next up was a runner running first time for us, Sallal. He made his debut in a five and a half sprint turf race at Laurel and although he had the usual ‘first time from Europe slow start’! he winged by the field to win going away. Congratulations to owners Stone Farm and Madaket Stables, and Al Shaqab Racing.
Miss Temple City ran a blinder on her first run back on US soil after her visit to the Spa of England, Royal Ascot. Tracking a very fast pace after a sharp start she was beaten a nose, head, nose to finish fourth. She’ll get ’em next time….