Owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, Angel’s Glory shed her maiden tag with a last-gasp success in the 7f fillies’ novice at Kempton, pouncing in the closing stages under Andrea Atzeni, while things were a little more clear-cut for Yvonne Jacques’ Inpromptu, who surged two lengths clear of her rivals when relishing the step up to 1m4f at Thirsk.
The Biddestone Racing partnership involved with Golden Slam, who won as a juvenile prior to missing his three-year-old season, had their endless patience rewarded when he posted a facile success at Yarmouth on Thursday evening, which set us up nicely for an afternoon of eight runners, spearheaded by Thriving in the Listed St Hugh’s Stakes at Newbury.
Roger said: “Thriving is an improving filly who ran well under a big weight in a Newmarket nursery last time out. She shows plenty of speed in her races and the drop back in trip shouldn’t be a problem on ground with some give. She has a live chance in an open race.”
Tomyris will lead a quartet of VS representatives into action tomorrow as she goes in search of G2 glory in the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury.
Roger said: “Tomyris has achieved her best form over 7f and the track will suit. She’s training well and while she has something to find the principals in a strong renewal of the race, I think she will run with credit.”
The very best of luck to all connections.