Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Johnston on Guard for a Shot at Victory

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Johnston on Guard for a Shot at Victory

Article excerpt

COLOUR Guard takes a step into the unknown, but is worth a shout in the Breathe Spa At Lingfield Marriott Handicap.

Mark Johnston's charge has so far been confined to the Southwell Fibresand and faces a different test as he tackles the Polytrack surface at the Surrey venue.

Nevertheless, the fouryear-old merits the utmost respect after winning three of his four starts at Southwell. Victorious on his racecourse bow in February, his sole disappointment came when he could muster only fourth on his handicap debut later that month.

However, a slow start put him on the back foot that day and he duly righted the record when running out a three-length winner at the start of the month.

Colour Guard has since gone in again and, while he has to contend with a 10lb rise and a new racing surface, looks a thoroughly progressive animal.

Zain Princess put two poor juvenile efforts behind her with a win on her three-yearold debut, and she is the choice in the Dine In The Horizons Restaurant Handicap at Wolverhampton. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.