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The Winning Connections
All smiles

DIAMOND DOUGAL GETS SEASON OFF TO A FLIER

DIAMOND DOUGAL made his racecourse debut at Bath's very same meeting as a juvenile twelve months ago and whilst he finished third in his maiden that day, the jarring conditions saw him away from the track until August. That setback however saw him truly flourish in the autumn, winning two races and being placed on three other occasions.

Whilst he clearly benefitted from that enforced absence, he's certainly done well over the winter and took the Class 4 five and a half furlong three year old handicap in fine style under Charlie Bishop. Always in touch behind the leaders, he was asked for an effort at the two pole and extended away to win by over two lengths.

Mick was delighted for all concerned.

"That was brilliant for Tina Dawson and all of her owners in this syndicate. This is a very brave competitor who came right at the back end of the season and it was great to hit the ground running this time around.

"The ground was perfect and he didn't half go well. He'll obviously go up from his current mark of 77 for that but as long as it's not firm ground I expect him to still be competitive in a higher grade. 

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2018 SYNDICATE HORSES NAMED

The 2 fillies that make up the 2018 Ribbon Syndicate have now been named.

Owners came up with suggestions and the final selection is:

Bungle Inthejungle ex Riymaisa - JUNGLE JUICE

Cacique ex Vespasia - SWISS PHILLY

Both fillies are taking a little time to come to themselves mainly due to the lack of warmth and sunshine you would hope to have at this time of year.  However, what questions that have been asked of them so far, they have responded well to and signs bode well for the season.