17 April 2019
Ray Styles' 3yo Sheila's Showcase ran a good race on his handicap debut in the bet365 Handicap, a 6 furlong race at the start of day two of the Craven meeting. Carrying bottom weight under David Egan he got bumped at the start, but then raced well in touch to show a good stride. With a slight loss of balance and position going into the dip, he then finished to really good effect inside the final furlong and he was only beaten three lengths into sixth place.
16 April 2019
Both Lily Of Year and Vanity Vanity will come on for their seasonal opening runs on quite fast ground at the Thames side track. Lily Of Year will have benefitted from further racecourse experience, taken down early but then a little slowly away and well to the rear. She was still last at the two furlong mark, but then really got the hang of things and flew home for Scott McCullagh inside the final furlong to make a fast closing fifth. Vanity Vanity had a wide draw and was held up, but was not able to close on the leaders in the straight, finishing seventh of fourteen and she will take a step forward next time.
14 April 2019
Denis's entries top and tail the afternoon card at Windsor, with John Mountford's Lily Of Year coming down to six furlongs to contest the 2.00 race, with Scott McCullagh claiming a useful seven pounds concession. In the final race on the card at 5.00 Chris Van Hoorn's Vanity Vanity looks to make a successful return to a track she likes, with Oisin Murphy taking the ride for the trip of one mile, three and a half furlongs.
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