SPIRIT'S STRONG FOR WILLIE.
WILLIE MUIR had to send Nemo Spirit on a 400-mile round trip to find suitable ground but the journey paid off as he put up a brave front-running performance to win the Blue Square Stakes under William Buick at York yesterday.
Buick clearly had no worries about the 8-1 chance getting the two miles and sent him to the front from the outset. His supporters must have had their hearts in their mouths, however, when Hawk Mountain Hawk Mountain is a mountain ridge, part of the Appalachian Mountains, located in central-eastern Pennsylvania near Reading and Allentown. It is a part of the Blue Mountain Ridge. It is primarily known as home to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. loomed up to challenge but Nemo Spirit is nothing if not game and kept on finding more to hold the challenger at bay by three-quarters of a length.
Muir''s representative Jonathan Jannaway said: "William was in two minds about running him, but he likes this ground and that is why we came here rather than go to Royal Ascot Royal Ascot
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England’s fashionable annual event. [Br. Cult. on Tuesday.
"He does need to get his toe in and I walked the course this morning and thought it was nearly soft so we were happy about that and if the ground is suitable he could run in the Northumberland Plate The Northumberland Plate is a flat horse race in the United Kingdom which forms the centrepiece of a three-day festival at Newcastle Racecourse, usually on the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in June. at Newcastle in two weeks'' time."