A cast-off from Aidan O’Brien’s all-conquering stables in Ireland emerged as a new All-Weather Championships star after booking his place in the £150,000 Marathon Final on Good Friday ...
AIRCRAFT SET FOR TAKE OFF
AIRCRAFT CARRIER, bought for just 27,000 gns out of Aidan O’Brien’s powerful Ballydoyle Stables, confirmed his place in the two-mile Marathon Final at Lingfield Park on Good Friday when he won the Fast Track Qualifier at Wolverhampton last week. His trainer John Ryan reports him in great heart after beating favourite Festival Of Ages.
PROBERT CLINCHES SPRINT DOUBLE
Jockey DAVID PROBERT gave a big crowd a sprint riding masterclass at Wolverhampton on Saturday when he won the five-furlong handicaps on the Ron Harris-trained Union Rose and Rebecca Bastiman’s Foxy Boy. The former wasn’t winning out of turn - he’d fallen 23lb in the weights since his previous success in 2017.
LEE CELEBRATES FIRST CENTURY
Young rider CLIFFORD LEE was celebrating at Newcastle last week when he rode his 100th career winner on David Thompson’s in-form stayer Glan Y Gors. Lee, who is based with Karl Burke near Middleham, rode out his claim last year to become a fully fledged professional jockey.