The Lock Master demonstrated all of his battling qualities to ensure his 100th career start ended with victory in the Watch On 3 Devices racinguk.com Handicap at Thirsk.
After mastering long-time leader Le Deluge, the Michael Appleby-trained 9-4 favourite had enough in reserve to hold off staying-on runner-up Rochambeau by a length and a half to score for the first time since winning at Southwell last March.
Sir Isaac Newton went some way to redeeming his lofty reputation in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at Gowran Park.
Fancied for the Classics after making leading Investec Derby contender Zawraq pull out all the stops on his only appearance as a juvenile, Aidan O'Brien's expensive Galileo colt blotted his copybook on his Chester comeback.
An overnight shower would certainly help the chances of **VENT DE FORCE* (Sandown, 7.10), but Hughie Morrison’s charge still looks to have terrific claims in the Henry VII Stakes.
It was an action-packed weekend of action from both sides of the Irish Sea and below, we’ve picked out 5 interesting horses you might want to stick into your GG Alert’s. Be sure to copy and paste the text underneath into your notes too!