The Flag Syndicate

Having been ultra-consistent, and winning once, Aquadabra was sold at the end of the 2017 season. However, we decided we would keep her team mate DIAMOND DOUGAL for the 2018 season.

Payment - Syndicate closed

 

DIAMOND DOUGAL
Bay gelding (IRE) (07.04.2015)
Zebedee ex Blue Saphire (Acclamation) (IRE)

 
 
 

DOUGAL as he is affectionately known, won twice last season and was placed three times. Mick thinks there is more to come, and he has the scope to develop into a really nice three-year-old.

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News Updates

DIAMOND DOUGAL RUNS ANOTHER CRACKER

Diamond Dougal took his chance in the Class 2 Bet 365 Handicap at Sandown Park 7 days after his win at Bath.  This was a step up in class, but as he had been put up 9lb by the handicapper his entry in this race was with just the 6lb penalty, so Mick thought it was worth taking our chance.

It so nearly came off.  Franny Norton who was on board with the low 8st 4lb weight broke slowly and crept into the race, making his ground about 2 1/2 furlong out.  With a few strides to go we looked the winner but were just headed on the line and beaten a short head.

We were gutted and delighted all at the same time, highlighting the emotions racing can put you through.

Dougal lost nothing in defeat.

DIAMOND DOUGAL WINS FIRST TIME OUT AT BATH

Diamond Dougal took his first run of the season winning comfortably at Bath.

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DOUGAL SCORES AGAIN

Following a slightly disappointing 4th place at Chepstow, where things didn't fall into place, Diamond Dougal won impressively in a Class 2 at Haydock Park.

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2nd AT CARLISLE

As expected nobody could make the long trip up to Carlisle, but it was felt the right race for Dougal to take his chance in.

It nearly paid off, as he travelled well throughout but never looked like catching the winner.  A good effort in second carrying a penalty following his Brighton win.

DIAMOND DOUGAL WINS

Diamond Dougal had a well deserved first win when taking the Nursery Handicap at Brighton yesterday, meaning both Flag Syndicate two year olds have won!

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DOUGAL HAS PLEASING INTRODUCTION AT BATH

Diamond Dougal ran a very encouraging first race at Bath.  He pulled a little too hard early on but soon settled to track the leaders and stayed on at the finish to take a pleasing 3rd place.  It looked a competitive race so we remain positive and the experience will have done him the world of good.