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).