HAYDOCK: In-form Quinn's cup just Brimming over; Light-weight enjoying best season as he steps in to add to Cecil successes.
Henry Cecil's colt brushed aside Secret Archive and Spirit Of Love, to leave Quinn reflecting on a year which has seen a welcome increase in the number of quality horses he has ridden.
"I've had better years in terms of number of winners," he said, "but thanks to Mr Cecil I've been able to win on smashing horses like Porto Foricos, Digitalize, Light Step and Marcus Maximus.
"Brimming went like a good horse the whole way-in fact, the race developed exactly like Mr Cecil hoped it would when we spoke on the phone this morning."
The Mark Johnston-trained Spirit Of Love, who had pipped Brimming in a cracking finish at Doncaster last time, remains a possible for the Cesarewitch at Newmarket next month, despite being run out of second close home.
Deirdre Johnston, the trainer's wife, said: "Mark isn't overkeen on the Cesarewitch for three-year-olds, but it was a good race and I'm sure Spirit Of Love will bounce back."
Fallon, though slightly too heavy to do the weight on Brimming, gained compensation when the William Jarvis-trained Dhirina landed the seven- furlong maiden cosily.
"I'd love to book Kieren more often," said Jarvis, and Fallon will doubtless be hoping to renew acquaintance with Dhirina if the trainer's opinion proves accurate.
The Bering filly was having only her second start after injuring a leg in the spring, but Jarvis rates her "a very nice prospect, who could have a bright future if she stays sound."
Kevin Darley, Pat Eddery and Barry Hills dominated the rest of the card with doubles apiece.
Darley took over from an apprentice on Clunie and looked confident throughout in bringing William Haggas's Inchinor filly home a ready winner of the six-furlong nursery.
Haggas's representative told the stewards that the winner had failed to gain a clear run when well held at Leicester on Monday, but the winning handler also felt that a poor draw had contributed to that defeat.
Haggas, speaking from home, was delighted with the outcome and is looking forward to running Yeast in the Mail On Sunday Final at Ascot tomorrow.
Darley's tactical nous on Rainbow Ways proved crucial in helping seal a double for Barry Hills in a falsely-run 12-furlong Showcase handicap.
The Rainbow Quest colt stole a march when Darley struck for home halfway up the straight and came home two and a half lengths clear of the unlucky Slipper.
Andalish, with her sights lowered considerably since reappearing in the Lupe Stakes (Listed) in May, had got the day off to a good start for the Hills team with a decisive win in the 10-furlong maiden.
Eddery's decision to adopt front-running tactics proved just the ticket for the Polish Precedent filly, who gave Hills his 60th success of the year by drawing a length and a half clear of Raqqasa.
Sualtach is a difficult horse to get the best from, but Eddery's first ride on him went perfectly in the concluding mile handicap.
Buried towards the rear for much of the way, Reg Hollinshead's charge weaved his way through in the final quarter-mile and was produced with a perfectly-timed run close home to beat Bergen by half a length.
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Sep 26, 1998|
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