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Balding eyes more success

July 06, 2011 07:35:36 PM
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Trainer Andrew Balding is hopeful of following up his success at last week’s meet at Sandown with his runners at Newmarket, York, Ascot and Chester this weekend.

Night Carnation, Highland Knight and Chiberta King , all horses trained by Balding, came home in first at Sandown, with punters looking for value with their horse bets offered 500-1 for all three to win their respective races  beforehand.

Balding’s Dalghar wil contest the July Cup at Newmarket, while Constant Contact races at York and Side Glance in the group two Summer Mile at Ascot.

Balding admitted the three wins at Sandown last week were a surprise to him, but said he was targeted more success this weekend.

“We're spread far and wide but hopefully we'll have a couple of winners." He said. "We just had one of those magical days when everything goes right, It was lovely to win big races for some long-standing owners - great for the whole team.”

"Night Carnation was the group three and is a very nice filly, she looks like she'll go on to better things which is particularly pleasing. It looks like we have a top sprinter on our hands." He added.

The Summer Mile at Ascot looks the race the renowned trainer will likely have his success in, with Side Glance looking in good shape, and Balding believes he represents their best chance of success despite not being considered as one of the horse betting favourites.

He's stepping up from having won two listed races into a group two, so it'll be interesting to see how he performs," he commented.

"He's taking on the big boys now, Cityscape and Dick Turpin are two of the top milers in Europe.

"But he couldn't have been more impressive when he won at Ascot against slightly lesser opposition in the spring.

"He's had a bit of a break and we'll see what he's capable of on Saturday. He's always promised to be a top notch miler and this is his chance to prove it."

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