FAHEY IN SEVEN HEAVEN
Fahey In Seven Heaven
Fahey In Seven Heaven
Chapter Seven overcame plenty of trouble in running to claim the freebets.co.uk Handicap at Doncaster.
The Richard Fahey-trained 10-1 shot was settled towards the rear by Robert Winston for the first half of the one-mile contest, but was left with nowhere to go when 9-4 favourite Grey Mirage weakened in front of him.
Winston soon switched his mount wider and once again met with traffic problems, but eventually the gap did come and Chapter Seven was well able to take it.
Well Painted and Mister Music were also strong finishers, but Chapter Seven quickened best to score by three-quarters of a length from the former.
“We got a lovely toe into the race and were following Grey Mirage, but all of a sudden he wasn’t going anywhere,” said Winston.
“It got very tight but I was confident that if the gap came, he’d be good enough to quicken up and win. Luckily, things went right for him.”
Go Angellica lunged late to deny Rio’s Pearl an all-the-way win in the EBF crownhotel-bawtry.com Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.
The latter got off to a lightning start in the six-furlong contest and had plenty of her opponents beaten off at the halfway point.
She still held what looked a winning lead as the one-furlong marker approached, but she began to wander under pressure.
David Simcock’s debutante Go Angellica (22-1) stayed straight and true to get up by half a length.
Winning rider Martin Lane said: “She travelled nicely early on but I had to pick her up earlier than I wanted to catch the leader.
“It’s hard work for those two-year-olds galloping into a head-wind, but she did it well in the end and there is a lot of improvement in her.
“The ground is testing enough and, looking at the way she finished, she definitely wants a bit further.”
Sir Maximilian routed the opposition under William Buick in the Brenda Armstrong 75th Birthday Maiden Stakes.
Ed Dunlop’s colt was the 11-10 favourite to get off the mark at the fourth attempt, having filled the runner-up spot on his last two starts.
His supporters never had any worries as Sir Maximilian travelled powerfully before leaving his rivals for dead in the last of the five furlongs, passing the post with six lengths in hand.
Dunlop said: "He had been the bridesmaid a couple of times so it is nice to see him go and win – I thought he was quite impressive.
"He was the highest-rated horse in the race so he was entitled to do that.
"He is entered in the July sales, but we’ll be doing all we can to have him withdrawn from those now.
"It was little more than an exercise gallop for him."
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