HARLEQUIN STRIKER made all at Nottingham yesterday off his lowest ever mark to record Dean Ivory’s second win in two days.
Having slipped down to a handicap rating of 72, the son of Bahamian Bounty benefited from first time cheek-pieces, and also had the services of Charles Bishop in the saddle. Formerly with Mick Channon, the 5yo “Striker” had been successful twice with Charles on board.
Good to soft conditions suited and with a lot in his favour, it was perhaps no surprise, “Striker” was well supported into 9/2 third favourite.
Harper Lodge Farm is now on 29 wins for the season and with the yard in good form, there should be more to come before the end of the turf season and the calendar year.