Integria gives Eustace a welcome winner.
JAMES EUSTACE looking forward to running stable star War Artist in the Abbaye at Longchamp in ten days' time, enjoyed a welcome domestic winner when Integria won his first race in the 1m handicap.
Luke Morris, completing a quickfire double at odds of 194-1 after success on Night Lily, was first to cut for home in the straight and found a willing partner in the Jeff Smith homebred, who cosily held the late run of Rosco FlyS er.
Eustace said: "I only have two fast-ground horses, so wish the allweather was spread out a bit more evenly through the summer as it has been frustrating with soft-ground horses having nowhere to run and not looking likely to for a while longer."
Jonathan Jay was rewarded for taking on the ultimately disappointing John Gosden hotpot Aspro Mavro in the 1m maiden with Night Lily, who took on the odds-on favourite as the pair, drawn badly in one and two, diced for the lead from the off. Night Lily, the more seasoned performer with a prediliction for the Polytrack, saw off the favourite early in the straight and stayed on gamely under a strong Morris drive to hold Andrew Balding's Cloudesley.
Jay said: "I have changed personnel in the yard recently and a lot of credit for this win must go to Kylie Wright, who has worked hard with this filly over the last few weeks."
Odds-on punters got their own back when Blue Nymph made short work of her undistinguished maiden rivals, driven clear by Jim Crowley early in the straight to win unchallenged for trainer Ralph Beckett.
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Sep 25, 2009|
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