VIKING ROSE battled on gamely to win by the narrowest of margins at Newcastle this afternoon. She has vindicated owner breeder Jeff Smith's decision to keep her in training next year. She is an improving filly and is the only winning daughter of the mare, Rosy Outlook. VIKING ROSE is half-sister to ORCADIAN and RAPSCALLIAN so she will make a nice broodmare once her racing days are over. She may have one more run on the turf this season depending on how she comes out of the race, otherwise she will go home and enjoy a well deerved break.
WILY FOX ran another game race at Salisbury today, finishing fourth. he was prominent throughout but the leaders went too fast so he did well to stay on as well as he did. He gave his owners, Blue Peter Racing 10 another enjoyable day at the races.