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Falkirk strikes with promising filly
30 Apr 2017 | By Racenews

Hastings trainer Patrick Campbell made the most of his opportunities with a winning double on his home track yesterday.

Windsor Park-bred three-year-old filly Lady Guinness (Falkirk) set up the double with a gritty front-running display over older rivals before Chris Johnson produced an inch perfect ride to get Scandalo (Shocking) home by the narrowest of margins two races later.

Jockey Lisa Allpress had Lady Guinness, a half-sister to the previous event’s winner Prince Mambo (TheWayYouAre), travelling well in the lead in the approach to the home turn and then shot her two lengths clear from where she held a winning margin to the line. Her trainer’s delight was well evident when questioned after the event.

“She was rated nicely in front and relaxed well so it was a good win,” noted Campbell.

“It was a very strong effort but she will go out to the paddock now. I think she could be pretty useful next year.

“I’ve got a major share in the one that ran fourth and a small share in the one that won,” he laughed. “Lady Guinness is owned by a great group of guys from around here. They’re hard case blokes and for most of them it’s their first horse, so they’re having a ball.”

Lady Guinness and stakes winner Prince Mambo are both out of the stakes winning racemare Grace Park (Danske) whose three foals to race also include four-time race winner Tequila Sunrise (Thorn Park).