Only a dozen runners for Kremlin Cottage this week but the winners continued.
After Siglo Six’s win at the end of last week the very next runner was another winner. Travelling just up the road to the July Course at Newmarket Hamish Macbeth showed the benefit of his promising debut at the same track, when favourite, to win under James Doyle. Despite a far from clear passage the son of Due Diligence came through to join the leaders inside the final furlong and eased to the front to win comfortably, eased down.
There followed a fourth place for Persepone, a third for Assembled and a third for Powertrain. The places followed the following day with a third for Hariboux who failed to justify 4/6 favouritism in third. Sudona was fourth once more but was only beaten two lengths under Jack Mitchell. Mina Vagrante also repeated her previous placing, missing the break but recovering quickly to come through with a good looking run to lead a furlong from home only to be run down by the top weight finishing second, clear of the remainder.
On Thursday two of the team made the long trip to Wales and Ffos Las. In the space of an hour Jack Mitchell came very close to bringing up a double. First to go was Paths of Glory who started a very short priced favourite and he lived up to the promise of his debut winning a shade comfortably. In the very next race Ghaith so nearly completed the double, leading over a furlong out until collared on the line. He does not the easiest ride and was gelded before he ever ran and has worn a hood on every race-course appearance. In this, his first handicap, he looked sure to win when he hit the front but carries his head a bit high and maybe doesn’t give his jockey maximum assistance.
After a slowish start to the season the winners are really flowing now and the total stands at 29 and 54 places.