WINNER 59 OF 2021: AIRSHOW, trained by Rod Millman and ridden by Ross Coakley: 'The Casumo Bet 10 Get 10 Handicap' over 5f at Bath.
This year, Airshow has put in some good performances in his races, topping up his prize money coffers with finishing places of 3,3,2,7 and a close 2nd last week, also at Bath. Lining up under top weight, with Ross Coakley back in the saddle, the flashy chestnut was chalked up as favourite..
He broke well, as he usually does and shared the lead in the first furlong. Asked for an effort at the 2 pole, he went into the lead and kept on well, to win by a length - the 5th win of his career.
Watch the full race replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Bath/04-August-2021/1300
In his Sky Sports Racing interview with Luke Harvey, Ross said: "He ran a solid race here on Friday and I think the cheek pieces sharpened him up at the business end, as he likes to look around. He likes to get on with it and has done it well under top weight.”
See the official photo gallery here: https://www.francescaaltoft.co.uk/bath-4th-august-2021
Timeform gave him a race rating of 79 and say: "After just 5 days off, went one better than last time, the application of headgear for the first time this year helping to keep his quirks in check, and he'll win again if that continues to be the case."
Syndicate manager Tim says: "He deserved that win after his efforts this year. I must say a big thankyou to Rod and his team for getting him back into form. I am delighted for his loyal owners who have kept the faith with him, so congratulations to them. His win took us over £600,000 of prize money won so far this year, which is super. August had been frustrating up until this win, as we had placed 2nd no less than 5 times and 3rd place three times from 12 runners!”