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J’Ai Froid keeps the run going at Ascot

J’Ai Froid continued the magnificent form of the yard becoming the fourth winner in three days and landing his own hatrick under a fine ride from Max Kendrick.

Add 66yds. A strong handicap for the level, featuring plenty of in-form hurdlers. The first four - three of whom were last-time-out winners - pulled a long way clear. and are still progressive J'AI FROID signed off on a winning note for his old stable and has returned from a break to make it three successive wins from four starts for his new one. This was his first run over further than 2m4f and he was up 11lb since his last win, but he confirmed he is a strong stayer and a progressive one with a gutsy performance.

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Dom Perry second leg of the Fakenham Double

Dom Perry was the impressive debut winner of the Bumper at Fakenham giving Adam Wedge a treble and Laura Morgan a double on the day

DOM PERRY travelled best and readily asserted in the final furlong to provide a quick double for his yard and his rider with a treble on the card. Closely related to 2m3f-3m4f hurdle/chase winner Seaston Spirit and a half-brother to three other winners including Solitairy Girl (2m2f hurdle), he's bred to get a lot further, so it was a bit of surprise to see him so effective over this trip on this track. He could be useful.

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Fakenham Double Fire Away wins again

QUOTES: FIRE AWAY had some very good form in Ireland and when he won there the second horse is now rated nearly 140. He’s a nice horse, so we’ll have a sit down and see how he is before making a plan but he was fairly pulling Adam’s arms out there today. It’s a track that really wouldn’t suit him but we had to come here and it’s really good prize-money as well. I’m absolutely delighted with him winning this and I think what’s happened today just shows he’s a good horse and a nice horse for us to look forward to. He’s still a novice over hurdles too, so that’s another route we can look to go down.

FIRE AWAY was getting plenty of weight all round and that proved crucial as he followed up his recent Musselburgh romp when he returned an impressive RPR of 127. Taken wide throughout here, he travelled superbly but was put under severe pressure by the runner-up from after two out and needed every yard to put the race to bed. Both he and the second made mistakes the last, but he was just that bit quicker away, which ultimately made the difference. Now 2-2 for this yard, he's clearly well ahead of his current mark and should go in again. He's still a over hurdles and it's possible connections will explore that route too.


Overworkdunderpaid wins again

The much improved Overworkdunderpaid made it three wins from his last four starts with a comfortable Leicester win under Callum Bewley.

OVERWORKDUNDERPAID has been in cracking form since joining current connections and made it 3 wins from 4 starts. He took this step up in grade off an 8lbs higher mark with the minimum of fuss and is beginning to look a good deal better than his ?11,000 price tag. Although creeping up the weights, he still has scope for more so it will be of no surprise to see him handle a realistic rise and add to his tally.


Fire Away wins on yard debut

A bumper winner in Ireland early in his career, Fire Away returned to form for his new stable, winning in emphatic style by 19 lengths.

FIRE AWAY was backed as if defeat was out of the question and didn't disappoint, clearly transformed from the horse who'd offered little in three outings, including a chase, for a different yard at the end of the summer. He did win a bumper and was second in a maiden hurdle in Ireland at the start of his career and evidently retains all that ability and more. In this form he'd obviously be extremely hard to beat if turned out before being reassessed.


Overworkdunderpaid continues the winning run

QUOTES: OVERWORKDUNDERPAID got there too soon last time, but needed something to aim at today. Callum gave him a peach and he’s in at Musselburgh on Sunday and Market Rasen next week and the plan would be to get him out again provided he’s okay – Laura Morgan, trainer.

OVERWORKDUNDERPAID was given a patient hold-up ride. Although a mistake down the back straight halted momentum briefly, he managed to gather stride well and kept on strongly inside the final furlong. Transformed by a new stable and being fitted with a visor, he's gone from strength to strength so would have every chance of winning again on a more galloping track.