HE HASN'T GOT THE STRIKE RATE OF ROXYFET AT SEDGEFIELD,.....YET
LATE DATE. 13 April 2011 Oscar-Regents Ballerina Owner-County Set Six & Partner.
Late Date is an out and out stayer who loves Sedgefield racecourse, and soft ground. He ran in two Irish Points before joining us, winning on the second occasion.
We gave him three runs over two, to two and a half miles in novice hurdles, for which the handicapper gave him a mark of 91. His next run was his first in a handicap over two miles and six furlongs at Kelso under Fin O'Toole, and he finished a very respectable second of fourteen. He returned to the Scottish track in April, once again finishing second, before a third placing at Newcastle, then getting off the mark at Perth over three miles.
Unfortunately it is the fate of many jumpers to suffer injury at sometime in their career, and Late Date would only see the racecourse once more in the next eighteen months.On his return he was sent straight over fences, and on his second start began his love affair with Sedgefield, winning over the extended three miles and two furlongs.He seems to reserve his best form for the County Durham track as he has run there six times and won three of them.
Late Date has a fair strike rate of four wins from fourteen chases, and a 50% win to run ratio at Saedgefield, so when racing resumes, don't say no one told you.