Progeny of the Australian bred sire, Gimmethegreenlight, are doing exceptionally well at present and Flanders, who won again at Borrowdale Park on Saturday, is no exception.
Bridget Stidolph’s two-year-old charge won his first start on April 30 by five lengths, and followed up at the Tankard meeting by winning the 1000m Juvenile Plate, starting price 18/10. His winning margin was cut this time to 0.75 lengths by stable companion and first-timer, Butchie Boy, who is by Crusade (USA) out of a Kahal (GB) mare.
Flanders is owned by the Newbury Racing Syndicate (nominee Dennis Evans) and bred by Zandfliet Stud. Fanie Chambers retained the ride.
Later in the day the Stidolph yard saddled Romantic Balladeer, winner of the 1450m MR 60 Handicap. The Trippi gelding beat Gateway Gamble by three-parts of a length with Record Bid and Ladies First behind. Romantic Balladeer was ridden by Brendon McNaughton and is owned by the Gin’ll Fix It Syndicate (nominee Bridget Stidolph). The seven-year-old, now a 7-time winner, was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Congratulations to the winning connections.
Photograph by Gavin Macleod. Flanders (Chambers), Gateway Gamble (Brown),Record Bid (Mgudlwa) and Ladies First (Storey).