Newly crowned British Flat Racing Champion Apprentice Billy Loughnane was aboard the Mary Slack-homebred Disclosure, who finished second in a Novice Stakes event (via trainer George Boughey’s facebook page)
Mary Slack and Gaynor Rupert both had homebreds running at the Wolverhamption All Weather meeting in the U.K. tonight (Thursday) and both put in promising performances visually speaking.
Disclosure, a Wilgerbosdrift (UK) Ltd-bred two-year-old filly by Advertise out of a Desert Style maiden, finished second in a fillies Novice Stakes over six furlongs.
She is trained by George Boughey and was ridden by Billy Loughnane.
She runs in Slack’s familiar black colours, although her normal scarlet cap has white stars on it in the U.K.
Disclosure finished a 2,50 length fourth on the Newcastle All Weather track over six furlongs on debut.
She was up against a Simon and Ed Crisford-trained Blue Point filly, Rosa Applause, who was coming off an impressive debut third on the Newcastle All Weather.
Rosa Applause started 30/100 favourite with Disclosure at 10/1 in an eleven horse field.
Rosa Applause led from draw six and Disclosure managed to get over from draw 8 to race on her quarters. However, Disclosure was always chasing and was beaten four lengths. Nevertheless, she did well to beat the rest of the field by three lengths.
Earlier Gaynor Rupert ran the No Nay Never two-year-old first-timer colt Never Mind Me, who is out of a Redoute’s Choice mare who was a Gr 3 runner up in the UK and on another occasion was third in a Gr 3 to Met winner Smart Call.
The Andrew Balding-trained colt is good looking and showed a nice action. He looked to have plenty in hand when entering the straight in midfield in the seven furlong Novice Stakes event. However, he was green and jockey David Probert was unable to put him into a position with just daylight in front of him. That might have been why he just plugged on at one pace to be beaten 7,25 lengths into 6th place at odds of 9/1 in the nine horse field. Otherwise he might just have needed the outing. Nevertheless, he should put in an improved effort next time out.