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Shighness confirmed that she is a mare of real promise when winning for the second time at Wetherby on Monday afternoon. Her first success came on her seasonal debut at Wetherby last November in a bumper, before she was sent hurdling, where in two attempts she had failed to get competitive.

It was a different story this time, as she was ridden closer to the pace, and although her jumping lacked fluency at times, she was one of the four horses that broke clear of the rest of the field from around three out. Coming down to the last she only looked booked for a place, but she showed guts, and that bit of extra class to stay on to the line and win by a neck.

Shighness is a giant of a mare, with the scope to go on to much better things as she grows fully into her frame, and when her time comes to jump fences. A special mention must be made of her jockey Billy Garritty who never gave up pushing her along, knowing that the ability was there, where a jockey who didn't know her would have probably been happy to settle for a place.

To keep up to date with all the latest happenings at Oakwood Stables, Sharp Hill, and Curlew, click on 'NEWS' at www.mickyhammondracing.

Congratulations to the connections, Keep The Faith Partnership.

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