23 March 2019
The Chris Waller-trained Winx extended her winning streak to 32 with a fourth victory in the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill yesterday, her 24th Group One win. Hugh Bowman settled the Street Cry mare towards the rear of the eight-strong field during the early stages. Then about a furlong and a half from home, the seven-year-old made effortless progress past her rivals and only needed a brief shake of the reins out before galloping well clear. Winner of four Cox Plates, Winx is now scheduled to have the final start of her glittering career in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on April 13. The North Parramatta-based trainer is adamant, however, that he will not be tempted to go for a fifth Cox Plate.
No more Noel!
Noel Fehily admits he will be feeling emotional at Newbury as the curtain comes down on his celebrated career with three rides at Newbury today. The County Cork-born jockey is widely considered to be one of the best horsemen of his generation and the last ten years have definitely been the most successful for him. The forty-three-year-old kicked off his racing career riding for Charlie Mann – for whom he had his first winner, Ivy Boy, in 1998, following that with his first Grade One winner, on Air Force One at Punchestown. It was when standing in for an injured Ruby Walsh, however, on such horses as Master Minded that gained him the job riding for owner Jared Sullivan, in whose colours he won the 2013 and 2014 King George VI Chase on Silviniaco Conti.
Dashel Drasher won the Be Wiser Insurance Novices' Hurdle at Newbury yesterday and thereby provided his trainer, Jeremy Scott, with a personal-best seasonal tally of 31 winners, opening up a possibility of a trip to the Punchestown Festival. After triumphing at Chepstow and Ascot, the improving six-year-old made it a hat-trick with a front-running four-length victory in the extended two-and-a-half-mile contest.
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- full sister to Kayf Aramis 85 runs & over £153,000 prize money, Winner Cheltenham Festival; 3xWinner at York Dante Festival
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