ELJADDAAF and Angel Of The South, both ridden by Robert Winston, both struck for Harper Lodge Farm last night at Chelmsford to produce a 15/1 double.
The first leg of the double was in a 0-95 handicap over 6f and the previous six times winning 7yo Eljaddaaf, having been runner-up in his last two races last month, made no mistake to go one better and justify 4/1 joint-favouritism.
Taking a keen hold, he was held up by Robert Winston who always had plenty of horse under him. After switching first left and then right, the son of Shamardal took it up inside the distance and won going away by one and quarter lengths from Human Nature. Third in the corresponding race last year off a pound higher mark and having been knocking on the door of late, this was a well deserved success for Eljaddaaf and his very happy owners Wentdale Ltd and Lesley Ivory.
The double was completed half an hour later by 3yo grey filly, Angel Of The South, who defied a penalty for her Wolverhampton success at the back end of last year. The Dark Angel filly had disappointed at Kempton on her last two starts but she clearly relished the Chelmsford turning track and made all in the five furlong novice stakes.
Always going well and full of running throughout, the 9/4 second favourite won going away by two and a half lengths from the odds-on favourite, Sugar Coating. This was a good performance giving weight away to her market rivals and there should be more to come from the Heather and Michael Yarrow-owned filly, who was gaining her second career win.
After Spring Romance’s win at Wolverhampton on Wednesday night, it was a great night at Chelmsford for the yard as Dor’s Law was also second in the apprentice handicap under Keelan Baker.