DARK ACCLAIM earns valuable 'Black type' and has pattern race targets for next year.
Two 3rd places for our two Pontefract runners today, gives us plenty to look forward to with both horses!
DARK ACCLAIM (right of picture) picked up valuable 'Black Type' in the feature Listed Silver Tankard Stakes for Marco Botti. Despite still proving very green, he stayed on to just be pipped for 2nd, pulling 2 lengths away from the 4th placed horse. He will be put away now and come back for 1m+ Listed and Group races next year-races like the Feilden and Dee Stakes, both of which are already on our CV.
The Richard Fahey trained RASHFORD'S DOUBLE (left) stepped up in trip by 2 furlongs for the first time and seemed to relish the challenge. His syndicate manager Tom thinks he is a nice dual-purpose prospect.
(Thank you to Sarah Kirk for the photographs.)