Wednesday 21 March 2018

Midsummer strike for Midgley

Line Of Reason
Line Of Reason

Line Of Reason pounced close home to claim the Midsummer Sprint Stakes at Cork.

Paul Mulrennan brought the Paul Midgley-trained five-year-old with a well-timed challenge on the wide outside to hit the front in the final half-furlong.

Line Of Reason (4-1) shrugged off Ardhoomey to take the Listed prize by two and a quarter lengths. Russian Soul was third with Line Of Reason's stablemate Monsieur Joe fourth.

Midgley said: "He's a good horse and is in the Wokingham (at Royal Ascot).

"We'll see how he is when he gets off the lorry, and if he's bucking and kicking we'll confirm him.

"If not we'll sit tight for a week or so and he could go for the Chipchase at Newcastle.

"With a bit of luck, I think he can win a Group Three. He loves fast ground.

"Monsieur Joe ran excellent on the ground. He just didn't let himself down in the last furlong. He's in the Rockingham, and there is also the Sapphire and a Listed race in York."

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