Oj Lifestyle stuns rivals Newbury with 125-1 win
Winners priced at 125-1 are rare, but Oj Lifestyle might be a bit better than Newbury’s seven-stay bare form Make Your Best Bet at BetVictor EBF Maiden suggests, according to winning jockey Tom Queally.
Though inconsiderate in the market, the Gary Moore-trained Gleneagles colt was a marked improvement from his Ascot debut a month ago and showed plenty of grit to deny 4-9 favorite Leadman by a nose, the pair pulling five lengths ahead of Bussento.
I think it’s fair to say he’s a bit above average. It looked like a solid race on paper and it rode accordingly.
“He was very green on his debut and he showed signs of colty, which he had never shown at home – he whinnied until the start on the last day, but he was a completely different animal today. today,” Queally said.
“I think it’s fair to say he’s a bit above average. It looked like a solid race on paper and it was riding accordingly. He’s a well-balanced horse and seems to handle the fast pitch.He didn’t lay down and gave it his all.
Mick Channon has his channel in good heart right now and Miss Attitude has pulled off an undisputed winner of the Follow @BetVictor on Twitter Nursery Handicap.
Charles Bishop used the Cityscape filly extensively and 11-4 luck powered a two-and-a-half-length success in the five furlong contest.
“We thought she was very good at the start of the year,” Channon said. “We know she’s fine, but she was a little silly, pulling too hard and things like that. She’s beautiful when she’s home, but it’s only when she comes running that she ignites.
“We will now take a look at the backend. We know she can be a black type filly.
Richard Hannon insisted he was surprised when Hoof It Hoof It (16-1) won the Martin Collins Enterprises Supporting Heros British EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes just three days after finishing on the pitch on the minimum trip to Lingfield.
Stable apprentice Alec Voikhansky landed a precious 7-pounder and although he didn’t have the best of the draw, taken to six furlongs, he used the filly Prince Of Lir a lot, who scored by three quarters of length of Cruella De Vill.
“She’s always been a pretty filly and I thought she would come close the first time she ran,” Hannon said. “I don’t know what she beat. We came here to get a crèche qualification, but she knocked on the door and won pretty well.
“She surprised me, but it’s lovely for Alec. This is his first winner for us. He’s a lovely boy, very hard working and we couldn’t get him to win until now. He made him a great ride and I’m delighted for him, he deserves it.
“We’ll be expecting Newmarket nurseries in September with her I think.”
Zulu Tracker scored a hat trick for Ed Walker, landing the permanent Watch Last Fan Standing handicap seven furlongs from the hands of Kieran Shoemark.
Challenging a 3-pound race after a pair of victories at Bath, the three-year-old Footstepsinthesand gelding looks set to hit sales now.
Shoemark was impressed with the 7-4 favorite, who beat the Chief of Staff by three-quarter lengths.
He said: “It was very smooth and he’s won three on the rebound now. It was very simple, although I wonder if he found the floor a bit uncomfortable. He could win another one.
After a string of wins at Doncaster and Sandown, Persian Royal scored a hat-trick in the Christopher Smith Associates Handicap Stakes under 3-pound claimant Pierre-Louis Jamin.
Three-year-old Al Kazeem gelding, trained by Harry and Roger Charlton, pulled off a four-length win to justify 11-10 favoritism.
The winning driver said: “It was easier to take cover on the round track the other day and today he was a bit enthusiastic.
“Given his motivation and how quickly the race started, and I came into the lead earlier than I wanted, it was a good performance. He is improving but improving with the race. He made all his victories on fast ground.
Hot Team backed up their recent Newcastle success in the Friends Of Heros Apprentice Handicap under well-timed leadership from Conor Planas, whose patient approach paid off.
Patrick Morris, who pre-trains horses for Richard Fahey and Ian Williams, has a string of 10s in his Prescot yard and the six-year-old has been a decent standard bearer.
Planas followed the pace and made his move in the final stage of the 10-stadium contest, shooting 4-1 beating long-time leaders Tele Red by half a length.
Morris said: “It wasn’t the ideal race, but we took a chance because there were only four riders. The jockey gave him a good turn. I didn’t think he was going to make it, and he would prefer easier ground.
“My boy, Connor, does all the work with him, so I’m thrilled for him more than anything. He will soon be going to university to educate himself and not end up with a bad job like mine!
“This horse is like an old pet, more than anything. We only run a handful, but we have a few winners and that keeps us going.
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