Manshood is set to head back to the Curragh for this month’s Scurry Handicap following his creditable second place in the Rockingham at the same course last week.
Paul Midgley’s charge took the runner-up spot behind the John Quinn-trained El Astronaute – with his trainer’s other runner Orvar fourth and Quinn’s Lord Riddiford fifth as the British raiders dominated proceedings.
For good measure, all four horses travelled over together from their Yorkshire bases.
“Both have come out of it really well – and to be fair, both ran excellent,” said Midgley.
“Manshood will probably go back there for the Scurry. There are no plans as yet for Orvar.
“They were two good, solid runs. It was probably a career best by Manshood, and it looked like Orvar was coming back to himself as well.”
Both had to give best to El Astronaute, though, and Midgley added: “You have to give credit to the winner.
“He’s a great horse, and so consistent as well for a sprinter.
“The funny thing is they all went over on the same lorry. It was a good, old journey and was just the job.”