• Ian Ender


We have runners on Friday at Ascot, and York on the flat, and also a runner in a bumper at Uttoxeter.

Carnival Zain has been a revelation this season already winning on three occasions, and finishing runner up a further twice, which has seen his mark go up 14lb to 78. At Chester last time he looked better than ever when winning comfortably by a length and a half, when probably recording a new personal best on a track that will have suited his running style. This stiffer seven furlongs at Ascot will be a completely different ball game, but while he is in this kind of form you couldn't rule him out. The race is a 0-90 handicap at 4.15, for Lady Amateur Riders, with Becky Smith retaining the ride.

At Uttoxeter Wisteriarose returns after 514 days to have her third start in bumper company at, where she will be partnered for the first time by Jonjo O'Neil Jr. Wisteriarose who has two very highly rated half brothers was last seen at Wetherby in February 2021 when staying on to be second on soft ground, beaten by nine and a half lengths. Previous to that she had run very green at Musselburgh on her debut when clearly more was expected, as she was sent off at 3/1 favourite, but could only manage to finish 10th of the 13 runners.

We also welcome our second two year old runner of the season when our recent breeze up purchase Anjo Bonita makes her racecourse debut at York at, in a Class 3 Novices Stakes over seven furlongs, with Billy Garritty taking the ride. As you would expect with a two year old York maiden it is bound to be an above average event, so this introduction for the filly will be all about educating her on her first day at school. She has been unlucky with the draw having drawn 13 of 13, so Billy will be looking to get her some cover as soon as possible.

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

Good luck to the connections, Newroc & Partner, Mrs Jane Newett, and Keep The Faith Partnership.

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