Swettenham Stud shuttler Equiano maintained his winning momentum this week when Essaka overcame a slow start to win at Nottingham on Tuesday.
Essaka (2c Equiano - Dream Vision by Distant View) was sent out an odds-on favourite and appreciated a drop back in distance to win the Racing UK Stakes (1000m). “He’s been something of a frustration in recent weeks,” trainer Mick Channon said. “He’s b...
Trainer Richard Hannon is in two minds whether to spell his promising colt Desert Force or keep him in work for some juvenile jackpots next month.
The son of Swettenham Stud shuttler Equiano made all the running in front to win the Al Basti Equiworld Stakes (1200m) by a length at Newbury on Friday. He had finished second at Salisbury on debut last month.
Equiano (Fr) sired his first stakes winner at Ayr on Saturday and then doubled up in a rich sales-related race an hour later at Newmarket.
The Swettenham Stud shuttler struck with Dark Reckoning in the G3 Firth of Clyde Stakes (1200m) at Ayr and then hit a juvenile jackpot when Lacing won the Tattersalls Millions Fillies Stakes (1200m) worth 100,000 pounds.
Crafty trainer John Sadler caught bookmakers off-guard with a long-priced gamble on Benny Dee at Benalla on Tuesday.
The Kaphero gelding was backed in from $21 to $7 before winning the Merriwa Industries Hcp (1406m). “It’s terribly hard to get buoyant about his chances,” Sadler said on the Aquanita Racing website prior to raceday. “He’s gone out at big odds both times this preparation and has sh...
Progressive filly Lola Beaux completed a weekend double for Swettenham Stud shuttler Equiano at Dundalk on Sunday.
The Jessica Harrington-trained filly defeated odds-on favourite General Marshall after a battle that started a full 400 metres from the finish in the Dundalk Stadium Maiden (1400m). “I’m delighted to get that out of the way,” Harrington said after the second-up win. “She’s very stra...