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A Chelmsford winner, a listed Chester second, names to look out for, plus a member of the team enjoying himself at the Galway Races all make the cut in Amy Murphy’s latest FansBet blog.
Amy Murphy  |  6th August 2019

Last time I updated my FansBet blog I had the pleasure of discussing our stable’s recent Yarmouth double, a really good day for the team which included a cracking win for a back to form Thegreatestshowman.

To say he’s pleased his trainer over the last 12 days or so would be an understatement, as on Saturday we took him to Chelmsford hopeful of a follow up victory, one which he duly delivered.

He had to do it the hard way though, slowly into stride and then forced to come wide and late from the back of the field.

Jack Mitchell didn’t panic in the saddle, letting him get rolling and getting his head in front just in time. We’ll give him a day or two now as he has put in two big efforts in quick succession.

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It was also satisfying on another level as even the trade paper questioned in print whether Thegreatestshowman had it in him to win over six furlongs, given that his two previous successes had come over five and a half at Brighton last year, plus over five at Yarmouth nine days previously.

I’d like to believe this display put those doubts to bed and he can keep on improving now his confidence is high.

Just 24 hours later we took our four year old Rock Of Gibraltar filly, Rock On Baileys, north to Chester to contest the listed six furlong Queensbury Stakes.

On paper this looked an extremely ambitious ask as she had a bit to find with the majority of her rivals.

That said, she’s been pleasing me at home and I fancied her to run well, certainly better than her price of 20/1 suggested.

She was sent to us specifically to try and get some black type in a race of this nature, a feat she accomplished by finishing a fine second and winning some decent prize money in the process.

She had no chance with the winner but readily beat everything else, including some far more experienced rivals, in a performance which delighted me. We can enjoy her now for the rest of the season as whatever else she achieves will be a bonus.

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Looking ahead, Private Matter flies the flag for our team in handicap company at Pontefract on Wednesday (5.50pm).

Ben Curtis rides him in this six furlong 0-80, a race I anticipate him running well in if the rain continues to fall. It’s a case of the softer the better for this horse.

Later in the week, Seprani is another name to look out for when she runs at over seven furlongs at Yarmouth on Thursday (5.20pm).

Stefano Cherchi rides her in this apprentice race, one in which I hope she can show the same spark as when she was second at Brighton in June.

Speaking of a ‘name to look out for’, we’re keeping a keen look out for out travelling head lad, Seamus O’Flaherty.

Seamus spent all last week back home on holiday in Ireland, spending a few days at the infamously raucous Galway Races. A great character in the team here at Southgate Stables, fingers crossed he’ll surface at some point, hopefully in one piece!

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