Bacchus back with a bang at Newbury

    Raheen House lost little in defeat behind the impressive Shutter Speed in Newbury's feature, and his trainer Brian Meehan went one better with Bacchus in the Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Handicap.
  • Friday 21 April 2017
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Raheen House lost little in defeat behind the impressive Shutter Speed in Newbury's feature, and his trainer Brian Meehan went one better with Bacchus in the Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Handicap.

The 25-1 chance denied Chessman by a neck to complete a double for William Buick

Meehan said: "I thought he'd be the type of horse to get a little bit further, but William said he was very comfortable at seven so there's no need to rush and step him up in trip.

"Race-wise we'll get him back and see what happens, but I've got a couple of spots in mind. There's a lovely race at Haydock, the Silver Bowl, and I think Haydock will suit him."

Charlie Hills praised the battling qualities of Mulhimatty after she stuck to the task impressively to take the opening division of the Coln Valley Stud Bridget Maiden Fillies' Stakes by a neck.

The Lambourn handler said of the 12-1 shot: "She is a really tough filly and I am delighted with her. She showed a good cruising speed.

"She has been working very nicely, nothing out of the ordinary, but she has always shown a good attitude to the game. Hopefully she will go on from here."

Princess De Lune (7-2) looks to have a bright future after storming to a four-length success in the second division.

Roger Charlton said: "We nearly ran her as a two-year-old, but she is very tall and big. We will just take our time with her."

The Beckhampton handler also had news of his Qipco 1000 Guineas hopeful Fair Eva, who is as short as 8-1 for the opening fillies' Classic.

He added: "She is OK and we are happy with her. We have got a bit of work to do to get her polished. She is going to have an away day. She has already had one at Kempton. Mentally and physically she is in good shape."

Charlie Appleby saddled his second two-year-old winner from as many runners when Gold Town (100-30) claimed the opening five-furlong maiden to initiate Buick's brace.

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