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Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Lanigan's star showing his old Swagger in new surroundings

Mokarris - could be Ascot bound on Wednesday week
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Mitchum Swagger
David Lanigan
Lanigan is not short of pictures to put on the walls of his viewing balcony at Rathmoy Stables as his wife Amy runs a successful photography business. His spouse was soon training her lens on the white face of their stable star on the watered gallop as he swept by in the hands of Tom Queally. The five-year-old may reappear in the Group 2 bet365 Mile at Sandown on Friday.

Smart Call
Sir Michael Stoute
The South African mare knows all about the Al Bahathri Polytrack having trained on it many times during her time with Alex Laird when she was boarding opposite Freemason Lodge last summer. A proposed trip to the Breeders' Cup was scratched at the last minute but she looks to have settled in well across the Bury Road judging by the way she travelled for Ted Durcan.

Desert Frost
Saeed Bin Suroor
The Godolphin team have introduced some smart three-year-olds so far this spring and this son of Dark Angel could be the next off the production line judging by the way he shaped in his latest work on the watered gallop under Silvestre de Sousa. It is no surprise that he's a speedy type as he is a brother to the useful Birchwood.

First Sitting
Chris Wall
Wall enjoyed his first winner at the Craven meeting in 11 years last Thursday and made an earlier than usual foray to the watered gallop where his top older horse impressed over a mile. The six-year-old had a successful first season with Wall last year and may start off in the Group 3 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown on Friday.


Great Work!

Mokarris
Simon Crisford
A day after one armchair ride in the Craven Stakes, Jim Crowley enjoyed another on the neighbouring watered gallop where Hamdan Al Maktoum's three-year-old demolished his lead horse over six furlongs. The son of More Than Ready has Classic entries but looks all speed.

The South African mare knows all about the Al Bahathri Polytrack having trained on it many times during her time with Alex Laird
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