Following two expensive defeats, Treblesforshow (Slippery Robert-Billys Hope, Oct 14) produced the performance of the night at Nottingham on Monday.
Bob Hall’s 28.47 Shelbourne winner, who started at 1-3f and 11-10 in his first two UK races went to traps at 7-2 for the final of a £400 sweepstake over 480m. He led up and went on to win by six in 28.55 (+40), the sixth fastest run over course and distance this year.
The £500 sprint final went to Ela Ela Genie (Brett Lee-Ballymac Eugenie, My 14) with his second fastest clocking over the 305m course. The Kevin Hutton trained white and black (4-6f) beat Slaneyside Pup by just over five lengths in 17.66 (+20). His personal best is 17.60.
Last Tuesday Elaine Parker picked up a Sheffield 500m double with Russanda Ripley (Candlelight King-Droopys Knox, Dec 15) and Dropzone (Sh Avatar-Bonus, Jul 15) clocking 28.96 and 28.76 respectively. On Monday, the pair reappeared at Nottingham and won in 30.08 and 29.87 (+40) respectively. For Dropzone, it was the completion of an open race five timer. The other qualifier went to Nottingham specialist Mustang Major in 30.36.
With the Betfred Select Stakes imminent, Star Sports Derby winner Astute Missile was given his first post Derby stretch and soloed in 29.94 before racing. Other interesting trialists included Blissful Scolari (29.96) and Pam Dolby’s promising pup Quantum Leap (30.04). Dorotas Woo Hoo covered the 305m course in 17.95, a time that was bettered by The Other Reg in 17.80.
He might not have recorded the fastest time at Doncaster on Monday, but Lightfoot Prince (Candlelight King-Droopys Knox, Dec 15) surely produced the performance of the night.
Making his racing debut, just over an hour after the success of bother Russanda Ripley at Nottingham, the 19 month old British bred ran on strongly to win in 29.58 over the 483m. The quality of the run can be compared against the 29.46 recorded by the seasoned open racer Oscar Junior (Droopys Oscar-Droopys Danneel, May 14) on the same card.
Former Towcester A4 runner Forest Fire Fly (Romeo Recruit-Forest Mollie, Sep 14) made it two wins and two seconds on her fourth appearance at Doncaster. The blue overcame early crowding to cover the 450m in 27.57.