Hronis Racing’s Nancy From Nairobi, a British-bred daughter of Sixties Icon trained by John Sadler, charged from mid-pack to win the $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT) for older fillies and mares May 5 on Santa Anita Park’s opening day.
The 5-year-old mare got the mile in 1:37.12, topping Fauflier (IRE) by a half-length. Fanticola rallied for third and Havana Belle (IRE) finished fourth.
Following his success of 3 weeks ago, Nakeeta was back at Haydock Park on Saturday, for the Class 2, Beer Studio Handicap over 1m6f. Carrying 5lb more, he travelled on the inner, made headway 2f out and travelled strongly at the finish to score by half a length beating 16 opponents.
Sixties Love took the £10 Free Bet At 32RedSport.com Handicap at Kempton Park last night. The SIXTIES ICON filly was help up at the back of the 13 runner field by jockey Jim Crowley, she made impressive progress from 3f out and was able to weave a winning passage through the field in the home straight, and was well on top at the finish scoring by a cosy half length.
Trainer Simon Dow said “Sixties Love has run over a variety of distances and is quite versatile. I´m not sure if she´ll go on through the winter or have a break but now the penny´s beginning to drop there will be a few options for her”.
NAKEETA ran an impressive race when taking the Class 2 Old Borough Cup at Haydock Park for owners Alex and Janet Card and trainer Iain Jardine. This was a competitive handicap and the slow early pace was not really run to suit him. However, he was always handy and having travelled on the inner was switched wide to make his challenge. Typical of the Sixties Icon progeny he battled well and got home by a neck.