We are ‘Up Up and Away’ in early June
The May ‘blues’ were all forgotten last week as Barbury quickly got back on track in the first week in June, winning three races on the Flat, at Nottingham, Goodwood and the icing on the cake, a Derby Day celebration at Epsom.
Dropped in grade and upped in trip, Oceanline landed the odds at Nottingham, where the ground would have been plenty fast enough.
The followed Asymmetric, who looked an exciting debut winner at Goodwood. This 150,000gns Showcasing breeze-up purchase comes from the same family as Wunders Dream, winner of both the Molecomb and Flying Childers Stakes for the now retired trainer James Given, so, hopefully, even better things are in store.
William Buick certainly thinks Midnights Legacy‘s success at Epsom on Saturday was the stepping-stone to a another pot or two.
Midnights Legacy had not won for almost a year, but he had the scent of victory back in his nostrils on the uphill climb at Epsom. impressing Buick.
Reflecting on the triumph, William said:”Whenever Alan asks me to ride one for him, I always know I am in with a chance.
“Alan told me that Midnights Legacy might hit a flat spot, but when he got into top gear up the straight he was going to be very hard to beat. The further he went, the better he felt, so I think there is more to come from him.”