Alisa Craig wins at Haydock
Ailsa Craig ran in the 1m 4f class handicap today at Haydock. The race was for Amateur Riders only and Phillip Dennis took the ride aboard the Edwin Tuer trained mare.
In recent runs, Ailsa had bounced right back to form with a win and a place in her last 2 races.
Ailsa broke nicely from the stalls and Phillip got her into a good position, travelling in 3rd place for the majority of the race. They seemed to go a good gallop up font and as the rounded the bend, 4 furlongs out on the turn for home, the front 3 stretched 4 lengths clear of the field with Ailsa travelling sweetly in 3rd position. At the 2 furlong marker, Phillip asked Ailsa to improve and she did and by the furlong marker she had gone into the lead and went on to score by 6 lengths.
This is more like the Ailsa of old and hopefully the handicapper isn’t too hard on her for her recent success.
A big well done to Phillip Dennis who rode his 1st winner under rules and a big well done to team Tuer for excellent work in getting her back to her best. Edwin has the midas touch when it comes to mares. That’s 14 winners for 2013.