Jimi Hendrix in tune with Beckett and Hornby
jimi hendrix played all the right notes as Ralph Beckett’s good week continued at a brisk pace in the bet365 Mile Handicap at Newmarket.
Hot on the heels of Group One’s success with Prosperous Voyage, Beckett and Rob Hornby teamed up again to great acclaim.
Third to Britannia at Royal Ascot, the winner was kicked out of the 5-2 favorite and just got the better of Positive Impact by a short header.
“He has done very well physically since Ascot and he fell asleep coming out of the stalls today, at Ascot he did the reverse,” Beckett said.
Jimi Hendrix gets up on time! @RalphBeckettThe youngster, who rode a huge run in the Britannia Stakes on his last visit, broke awkwardly and ran last, but that didn’t stop him winning the @bet365 Mile Handicap under the winning Group 1 rider @Robhornby18 🙌 pic.twitter.com/weNz905Qbv
— Racing TV (@RacingTV)https://twitter.com/RacingTV/status/1545766904291287040?refsrc=twsrc%5Etfw”>July 9, 2022
“He’s a big horse with size and wingspan, so he should also develop throughout the year. I’m sure we’ll get on the trip at some point. He was actually at more than 10 stadiums yesterday.
“We don’t have a big plan, that was really it, it’s union owned so it’s great for them to have a winner on July Cup day.”
Miss Carol Ann (6-1) emotionally won the Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa Fillies Handicap for owner/breeder Bill Crager.
The Roger Varian-trained filly made her debut with a handicap after looking for the black guy since her first win.
Accompanied by Jack Mitchell, Miss Carol Ann held Silken Petals by the neck.
Crager said: “Her dam, Miss Katie Mae, is named after my daughter and this is her first foal named after my mother.
“I remembered to bring a keepsake with me today that my mum was holding when she passed away. It definitely brought us good luck.
“She’s a good filly, we’ll move up to the next class now and look for a black guy.”
Ismail Mohammed’s well-behaved newcomer Alseyoob (9-1) made every yard of the run in the British EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes Rossdales.
Through Lope De Vega, she is related to Alfred Nobel and is from the New Approach family. She cost 125,000 guineas and clearly knew her job.
Rebounded by Sean Levey, she held on to beat Luckin Brew by half a length.
Mohammed said: “She is doing well at home. We’ll see how she does before deciding what to do next, but Sean was very happy with her.
“We had Zain Claudette last year and I don’t know what’s wrong with her this season, but this filly has the same quality.
“They are different types, this filly has endurance in her pedigree and a lot of quality. I expected her to run well, this is our second winner at two, the first was 125-1! I was convinced that this filly would win, but I kept quiet!