Owned by Mr Michael Hill, Compas Scoobie was making his third start on the July Course this summer and having been denied by a neck here in June, he was on the right end of that winning margin this time around, getting the better of Diamond Lady under Andrea Atzeni.
Roger said: “Compas Scoobie is a consistent performer and he was well suited by the good early gallop here. He can’t go up too much for this win and he should continue to acquit himself creditably under similar conditions for the rest of the summer.”
At Salisbury, Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum’s Yabrave got off the mark at the second time of asking in the six-furlong maiden.
The son of Bahamian Bounty ran a promising race to finish third at Kempton on his debut in April and having been gelded since he made no mistake here, scoring by an eased-down length and a quarter under one of our talented apprentices, Cameron Noble.
Roger said: “This was a pleasing performance from Yabrave and he clearly didn’t mind the dig in the ground. He should prove competitive once switched to handicaps and he looks a horse with a future.”