DAVID CROSSE BLOG
21 Feb 2013
On guard as Venetia takes the one-for-all approach with Aramis; Alastair Down sees the Knavesmire conquered by a Cheltenham and Aintree hero
Byline: Alastair Down
AGENIUS trainer who has enjoyed spectacular success at the two biggest meetings of the year so far and won the most famous race of them all struck again on the Knavesmire yesterday when Kayf Aramis won the concluding handicap over the extended trip of an extremely long way indeed..
They say the poor are always with us, but so is the elegant figure of Venetia Williams - Cheltenham, Aintree, York, they all come alike to the great woman, though the way she drives it probably takes no more than an hour to get here from her Herefordshire base.
And Venetia has hardly started. The orders she gave to Johnny Murtagh were along the lines "win as far as you can and then some. Get ten lengths clear and then kick on" - as Miss Williams' plans for world domination now include the Ascot Stakes at the royal meeting en route to her main target of the Cesarewitch in the autumn at Newmarket.