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  • 16:10 Elements Medispa Handicap6f

  • £13,000 added 3yo+ 21 ran
  • Winner £8,410 2nd £2,502 3rd £1,251 4th £625
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 12.69s
  • Off time: 16:12:02

Internationaldebut strikes again

In-form Midgley gets on the board

Last Updated: 08/09/11 4:34pm

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Internationaldebut: Doncaster winner

Internationaldebut: Doncaster winner

Internationaldebut won his second race in a week in the Elements Medispa Handicap at Doncaster on Thursday.

Paul Midgley's six-year-old enjoyed his first success in over two years at York on Sunday and quickly followed up under a 6lb-penalty to the delight of punters who sent him off at 7-1.

He won by an impressive two-and-three-quarter lengths from Marine Commando (16-1), with Five Star Junior (28-1) third and Shropshire (33-1) fourth.

Winning jockey Freddie Tylicki said: "He's come very good now and this is probably the time of year he peaks. It's taken two years go get a tune out of him and he's quite a useful performer.

"He was well able to handle two quick runs and all credit to Paul, his horses are flying."

Midgley added: "We've had a great fortnight. They've been running well all year but the last fortnight has been special. This horse has always threatened to be really good but has never quite delivered for one reason or another but touch wood we've got him right.

"He's won well and we'll have a few drinks tonight. We'll keep him going while he's hot but he won't go to Ayr. We went there with him last year and everything went wrong. Freddie has gelled with him but he might just have come to himself. He's got his confidence and he's the only horse I've got who I can ride in a gallop and beat everything else - so he must be good!

"It's nice to have a decent horse and I have to think Andy and Nick his owners for dipping their hands in their pockets at Doncaster. This horse was 25,000, Haajes 15,000 so this has been a very special week."

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