Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Newbury's Right Up Your Street!

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Newbury's Right Up Your Street!

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NEWBURY STREET looked badly in need of the experience when third on his Nottingham debut and much better is expected of him in the European Breeders' Fund Maiden (2.20) at Catterick.

Given the fantastic season his trainer Richard Fahey is enjoying, it is no surprise the son of Namid was sent off joint favourite for his racecourse introduction, but his supporters had their fingers burnt.

Always prominent, the juvenile was hanging badly in the closing stages but still kept on well enough to pick up minor honours.

The juvenile can only improve for that initial outing and he will not have to be a world beater to come out on top in North Yorkshire.

Another trainer who has his string in good nick is Mark Johnston and his Whippers Love has been found a good opportunity to get off the mark in the Happy Birthday Tracy-Ann Cooper Nursery (3.50).

The two-year-old did not set the world alight in four maiden starts over sprint distances but a move into nursery company and a step up to seven furlongs seemed to help when he went down by just a neck at Kempton last time.

A mark of 66 looks workable given he is certainly unexposed at this trip and it is difficult to see him being out of the frame.

Everything went wrong for Hada Men at Folkestone last month so the fact that he still managed to come home in front bodes well ahead of a trip to Leicester.

After hinting at ability in five starts for Marcus Tregoning, the four-year-old justified plenty of support for new trainer Luca Cumani when getting up late in the day to score by a head.

He had to come from behind off an unsuitably slow pace that day and although he could be effective over further than this in time, he clearly has enough ability to take the Ibstock Handicap (7.55) off his current mark.

Souter Point is becoming a seriously frustrating individual to follow but he will surely break his duck in Lingfield's Ashdown Forest Maiden Stakes (4. …

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