Treble, double and a first winner for Make Believe!
It’s been a busy few days for the team but they have proved a success!
On May 20, Rose Of Kildare, owned by Kingsley Park 14, won the second division of the six-furlong novice auction at Redcar. Partnered by P J McDonald, the Make Believe filly made all to win by one and a quarter length. Rose Of Kildare is Make Believe’s first winner.
On May 23, the fabulous Dee Ex Bee, owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, lined up alongside two stablemates at Sandown to dispute the Henty II stakes (Group 3). Dee Ex Bee made all under Silvestre de Sousa to win by a length and three quarter from Mekong. Stablemates Austrian School and Making Miracles finished third and fourth respectively. On the same day, Kirsten Rausing’s Francophilia landed the spoils at Lingfield under Franny Norton in the 11.5-furlong handicap. Francophilia is the four-year-old daughter of Frankel out of the group 1-winner Lady Jane Digby who was also trained by Mark.
On May 24, the team scored and across-the-card treble. First to win was Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed’s Lake Volta who took the six-furlong handicap at Goodwood by two and a quarter lengths under Joe Fanning. The next winner, for the same owner, was Smile A Mile at Haydock. Partnered by James Doyle, the Slade Power gelding landed the mile handicap by two lengths. The treble was completed when Monoski, also owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, made all to win the class 2 six-furlong conditions stakes at Pontefract under P J McDonald by six lengths.
Picture: Dee Ex Bee wins at Sandown under Silvestre de Sousa