Once again the training honours in the first race went to Bridget Stidolph at Borrowdale Park on Sunday. The Soar With Eagles gelding, MacFly, with Fanie Chambers in the irons, won the 1000m MR 49 Handicap, followed by Royal Revenge, Lake Nakuru and Yesterday Man. He is owned by Christopher Peech, Rob Davenport and the Sunmark Syndicate, and was bred by Sunmark Thoroughbreds.
The Stidolph yard scored again in the second race with Nimble Dancer.
TIME TO TAKE NIMBLE DANCER SERIOUSLY
The AP Answer (USA) colt, Nimble Dancer, won the 1200m MR 65 Handicap on Sunday making this the third victory from his last four starts. He was followed closely across the line by Call Me Earl, the only three-year-old in this race.
Nimble Dancer latest success proves he is worth following with some confidence in future and credit must also go to Call Me Earl who was returning to racing after 112 days off – and giving the winner 2 kgs. Changa and Pente’s Daughter filled the remaining places.
Nimble Dancer is owned by Messrs S.N. Buchan, N. Evans, S. Mawdsley, K.J. Mullen, K. Smith and M.K. Chant, and his trainer. Brendon McNaughton has partnered the four-year-old each time he won. Congratulations to all the connections, including Clifton Stud, the breeders.
Photographs: Gavin Macleod