Winners under both codes on Tuesday

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August 22

Only half way through the week and things are going well – The Devil’s Drop won at Southwell on Sunday and Passing Call (Newton Abbot) and German recruit Nylon Speed (Kempton) did their bit yesterday, so, hopefully we can continue what is proving a lucrative summer under both codes.

Having shrugged off her bout of second itis with wins at Worcester and Bangor – the mare had found one too good in seven of her first 10 races – Passing Call’s confidence is now sky-high and she showed plenty of spirit at Newton Abbot, surviving an untidy jump at the last to clock up the hat-trick.

And there was also a lot to like about Nylon Speed’s British debut on the polytrack.  He, too, battled on in determined fashion when the chips were down on what was his first run since last October, and a subsequent wind operation seems to have been successful. He could be a good fun horse over hurdles for the Axom team.

Meanwhile, we are back at Worcester this evening, with JP McManus’s French acquisition Melody of Scotland, who showed so much promise on her first run for us at Aintree in June but disappointed on her comeback at Stratford, looking to bounce back in the two and a half mile handicap hurdle, while the same owner’s Skin Deep, who was pulled up after her saddle slipped early on at Bangor, likely to relish the fast ground (she is by Presenting) in the maiden hurdle.