The first bout of the night saw a re-match between Phil Simmonds’ Dower Forgold and the David Mullins trained Troy Bella (Tyrur Big Mike-Fire Height Brid, Feb 16) over the 305m course in the first of the £500 finals. Revenge was served with the Mullins runner making it three from four over course and distance with a 17.59 (+20) run.
10 Fastest 2018
|17.56||(+30)||Troy Bella||Mullins D||8/1/18|
|17.59||(+20)||Troy Bella||Mullins D||21/5/18|
|17.70||(+20)||Troy Bella||Mullins D||15/1/18|
But in what is building into a title eliminator, Team Simmonds then wheeled out their even bigger guns as Newlawn Adam (Ballymac Vic-Gurrane Princess, Apr 15) won the second £500 sprint final in 17.56 (+20) to complete a five-timer over course and distance.
The other outstanding performance on the night came from Anna Thompson’s puppy Madabout Him (Droopys Jet-Madabout Her, Aug 16) who romped up by six lengths in a decent 28.58 (+40) for the 480m.
* After making a forgettable debut last week as the Monday night Nottingham tipster, Mark Pierrepont bounced back with two winners (5-4f, 11-10f-NAP) and a third (sh, nk).