What a Display by Airshow!
WINNER 64 OF 2021: AIRSHOW, trained by Rod Millman and ridden by Ross Coakley: 'The Download The Free At The Races App Handicap' over 5 1/2f at Bath.
Without resorting to too many racing clichés, let's just say that "horses for courses" could just apply to Airshow and Bath this season! Just pipped into 2nd on July 30th, he then won 10 days ago under Ross Coakley. Up 4lbs for that, he was reunited with Ross in the final race of the evening meeting, in front of a packed Saturday night crowd back at Bath.
Drawn 7/8, he bolted from the gates so Ross could get him across towards the rail and skipped along in front. Shaken up 2f out, he kept on well and in the final half a furlong, pricked his ears and was always doing enough, to win by 1 1/4 lengths - never seeing another rival.
"Airshow delivers!" Watch the full race replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Bath/14-August-2021/2015
See the official photo gallery from Francesca Altoft here: https://www.francescaaltoft.co.uk/bath-14th-august-2021
It seemed that as soon as the race ended, the Saturday evening DJ started playing and Mick Fitzgerald sounded as though he was making a quick exit! So he didn't manage to get a post race interview with Ross on Sky Sports Racing.
Syndicate manager Tim says: "Quite a training performance by Rod and his team, who are enjoying a successful season. Timeform gave him a rating of 82, which takes him back to the levels that he was operating at 18 months ago, so it's lovely to see Airhow enjoying his racing again and giving his owners a super summer, so well done to them. Thank you to James Millman for his kind words in his post-race tweet.”