Markab Lands The Dough
Markab Lands The Dough
Sporting Life


Markab made every yard in the Leisure Stakes at Windsor.

Henry Candy’s veteran rolled back the years to land his first race since September 2010 (only six starts) when following in the steps of Bated Breath, Triple Aspect and J J The Jet Plane to lift the six furlong Listed prize.

Sent to the front from the off by Dane O’Neill, the nine year old was soon joined at the head of affairs by Elnawin and, although the pair appeared to have set a decent gallop, they were the first two across the line with three quarters of a length the winning distance.

Victory was far from straightforward, however, with four horses in with a chance inside the final half a furlong, including Genki who was bidding to become the fifth consecutive winning favourite.

Roger Charlton‘s eight year old challenged widest of all and could never quite get on terms – eventually finishing fourth – while Charlie Hills’ Angels Will Fall challenged between horses and flattened out close home to finish third.

The filly did well to finish as close as she did having pulled for her head for the first half of the contest, a trait that hampered her progress as a juvenile although she did still finish third in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes on her final start of last year.

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