NEZAR and CLASSIC CHARM (pictured with lass Angelica Hambis) combined last night for an across the card double for the yard with wins respectively at Wolverhampton and Nottingham.
The former appeared to be the yard’s second string behind the favourite Lothario in a 1m 1/2 furlong handicap but there was nothing lucky about the victory for the chestnut son of Mastercraftsman who won nicely under apprentice Sophie Ralston for whom this was her second winner of 2019, both for Harper Lodge Farm and both for owner Mrs Doreen Carter.
The eight-year-old Nezar who went off at 12/1, was initially held up from stall eight and after making headway on the outside two furlongs out, he quickened clear a furlong from home and at one point was three lengths clear before winning comfortably by 1 3/4 lengths.
Nezar clearly likes it at Wolverhampton as he has won three of his six races at the course. Congratulations to the successful owner, Doreen Carter, who only took ownership of the horse this year. Lothario, didn’t disgrace himself and was third under Robert Winston.
The stable double at odds of 57.5/1 was completed by Classic Charm, who was breaking her duck, also in a 1m 1/2 furlong handicap but for fillies only and on the turf. Backed into 7/2 favourite and the mount of P J McDonald, she was always fairly handy and after making progress half way up the straight, she hit the front a furlong from home and stayed on well to win by a length from Vixen. This was only the Rip Van Winkle filly’s third ever run on the turf but she had run well on her debut on Good to Soft at Newmarket 18 months ago when third at 66/1. She clearly relished the soft conditions underfoot yesterday and there could be more to come when she gets her ground again.
Congratulations to the Gracelands Stud Partnership as they not only owned the filly but bred her as well.