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Dark Prospect rounds off Robinson double


DARK PROSPECT marked the resumption of an old partnership when winning the 10f handicap in the colours flown so high and so long by recently retired Quito.

While Quito was guided through his career by David Chapman, Dark Prospect is in the care of Michael Jarvis, who reported: "We gelded him and he went to the July Sales, Michael Hill, who used to have horses with me some 20 years ago, asked me if I could recommend any horse and I said this one, so it has worked out well to start. He's never going to be a Quito though."

Philip Robinson, coming from Lingfield for his only ride on the seven-race card, jumped Dark Prospect out smartly and kept tabs on rail-running favourite Title Role before leaving him trailing up the straight

Robinson and Jarvis were completing an across-card 12-1 double as they hadstruck with Playfellow at Lingfield earlier in the afternoon.

Chris Catlin needs six more winners to post his second annual 100 after Bright Enough romped away with the mile nursery.

"I had 112 winners last year but am ahead of where I was last year with 94 winners now since January 1st."

He can have had few easier winners as Bright Enough swept clear off the home turn and had eight lengths in hand of the gambled on Hold The Bucks, who was backed down to dispute favouritism with the Eoghan O'Neill-trained winner.

As day turned to night, the fortunes of Richard Hannon brightened up. His day had started with 4-6 favourite Noble Jack getting withdrawn at the start of the first at Brighton but Talk Of Saafend ended thatwith a second win in claiming company.

The Barathea filly landed a bit of a touch for her joint owner John Remblence, aka JBR Leisure, a long-time supporter of the stable who has enjoyed plenty of success with his distinctively named horses, reflecting his Southend affiliations.                       
John Gosden sent out subsequent St Leger winner Lucarno to the track to win his maiden and the Newmarket trainer snared another maiden with Cadre, who carries the colours of Sheikh Mohammed's wife Princess Haya.

Cadre had shown promise in a Newmarket maiden but had not been sighted in the intervening 334 days.

However, that proved no handicap as Jimmy Fortune produced the colt midtrack to mow down his rivals and clear away in the final furlong.

Equally impressive was Tubby Isaacs, who made it three consecutive all-weather wins on different tracks, having won at Wolverhampton and Lingfield previously.

Neil Callan, taking his day's score to three after a Brighton double, hadhis hands full on the enthusiastic winner early from a low draw but the Peter Makin-trained gelding had plenty left when asked halfway up the straight to stride clear.

Frognal, one of a dozen two-year-olds owned by Raymond Tooth, proved far too good for his median auction maiden rivals as his 4-9 price suggested with Jamie Spencer having more trouble stopping him hanging right when sweeping ahead before beating I Am The Best.

David Probert wrapped up the Weatherbys apprentice serieswith a race to spare with another masterful ride on Mixing tohold off Citron Presse.

Winning owner Canisbay Bloodstock had already snapped up the rising starlet to ride his Titan Triumph in Friday's last leg of the 11-race series but Probert made sure of the overall prize as nearest rivalWilliam Carson was unplaced on gambled-on favourite Saloon.

Star performance
Cadre, telling burst of speed to win his maiden off a 334-day absence


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