SIXTIES ICON'S SUMMER ICON STARTS THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE WITH FAST TRACK SUCCESS

January 6th 2018

A very pleasing start to 2018 as the Voute Partnership’s SUMMER ICON booked a possible date on the All-Weather Champions Day with victory in the Class 2 32Red.com Fillies’ Condition Stakes at Wolverhampton on Thursday.

With Charlie Bishop up, Mick Channon’s SUMMER ICON was well placed throughout the seven furlong contest and had the measure of her three rivals throughout to record an impressive victory.

The 84 rated five year old daughter of Sixties Icon faced two 95 rated opponents in Raven’s Lady and Diagnostics off of level weights but it didn’t show and Mick was delighted that such a resiliant mare retains all of her enthusiasm for the job in hand.

“She’s ultra consistent and ran well in a Class 3 event at Lingfield just before Christmas. She’s been on the go for quite a while but this race looked worth a try because she’s got a bit of black type behind her and it’s now all about picking up what we can while she’s in such good heart.

“We’d be hopeful of taking in the seven furlong race on the All-Weather Champions day at Lingfield and we’ll see how she is from here. We’ve done it before with Volunteer Point, so there’s every hope that we can repeat the trick with a fine specimen who has bags of ability.”

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