We followed up last week’s double Star Sports, ARC & LPS Derby Trial Stakes success at Nottingham with another one this week as Nice Charmer and Ballydoyle Valor prevailed in some red hot action.
Nice Charmer was a recipient of good fortune to miss the trouble at the first bend and lead up the rails out the 2nd turn in a messy stake where there were fallers in behind. Pushing on along the far side he won well by three and three quarters in 29.76. Ballydoyle Valor showed great determination to reel in long time leader Brinkleys Poet on the run in. Tracking Poet early it wasn’t until the 4th bend he really started to eat into his advantage, powering up the home straight he grabbed victory by a neck in a fast 29.56.
In trial action before racing Slippy Cian posted a solid 29.45, Blue East beat Newinn Lester by three quarters of a length in 29.82 whilst Wolfe completed the 305m sprint distance in 17.90.