03:00PM, Wednesday 03 August 2022
Cuban Breeze (red). Picture: Sue Orpwood
Cuban Breeze followed up her victory at Ascot last month by winning the Fitzdares Sprint Series Final at Windsor on Monday evening, writes Dave Wright.
Ridden by Pat Cosgrove, the 17/2 chance finished one and a half lengths ahead of Chipstead in the 15-runner six-furlong contest that carried a first prize of £38,655.
The four-year-old had finished third in her qualifying race in May that was won by Aramis Grey, who only managed seventh place in the final.
Successful trainer David Evans is in red hot form as this was his 10th winner in two weeks.
Fitzdares sponsored six other races on the Windsor card with Rob Hornby and Andrea Atzeni each riding a double.
Hornby’s first came on the Jonathan Portman-trained Corinthian Kid (13/2) whose group of owners include Sky Racing presenter Robert Cooper who was at the meeting in a non-working capacity.
Another group of owners equally delighted with Hornby were The Eclipse Partnership who saw 100/30 chance Eleana’s Gift win the 10-furlong handicap.
The owners, who have been together for more than 25 years, also had a winner at Goodwood last week, with Ralph Beckett training both.
Atzeni’s two victories came on Roger Varian’s Shampion (7/2) and Pride Of Nepal (9/2) from Jeremy Scott’s yard.
The final race on the card, the Chunky Allen 75th Birthday Today Handicap, was won by It’s How We Roll (14/1) with Dylan Hogan riding for John Spearing.
Not one favourite obliged on Monday with only two managing to make the final three.
There is an extra meeting at Windsor this Sunday - Summer Family Fun Day - with six races from 2.10pm, while Monday’s card gets under way at 5.35.