Never in Paris – Oui, Oui
Never in Paris made her racecourse debut at Nottingham last night and landed the prize in great style.
She handled the preliminary’s very professionally and travelled like an old pro to the start.
She broke from the stalls well and Clifford Lee (Jockey) dropped her out at the back and tracked the leaders. The Archie Watson trained favourite who had run 3 times and is rated 85 made the running and made it a good solid pace.
Never in Paris ran a bit green midway through the race and hitting the 2 furlong pole Clifford gave her a slap down the shoulder to make her concentrate and pick the bit up. The race then started to get into full swing with the favourite kicking for home. Clifford gave the filly a couple of smacks and she picked up nicely and with ½ a furlong to go she hit the front and started to pull away from the pack to win easing down by 2 and ¼ lengths.
Cliff said she had won well considering how green she had run through the race only getting the hang of things in the final furlong.
Thanks go to Karl Burke and all the Spigot Lodge team who work tirelessly to get the horse to the track.
Congratulations to her winning owners. It looks like you are going to have a lot of fun with this very smart looking filly.
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