Call to victory for Wall

Chris Wall's exciting week got off to a good start when his consistent filly Wake Up Call landed the feature Shirley Gill Memorial Handicap at Yarmouth today.

The Newmarket handler is gunning for his first British Group One victory with stable star Premio Loco in Wednesday's Sussex Stakes, supplemented for Goodwood at a cost of £19,500 (€23,242) following his Summer Mile victory at Ascot.

Wake Up Call may not be in that class but she is one to follow in this sort of company, with the style of her victory suggesting there might be more to come.

A course and distance winner here in May, the 11-10 favourite was pushed out stylishly by Jack Mitchell to score by a head from the consistent Soviet Secret.

Mitchell had his mount tucked in off a good pace and produced her inside the final two furlongs, where she stayed on strongly for victory.

Wall is confident of improvement in more suitable conditions and was complimentary towards Mitchell.

"She was a little bit reluctant to stretch on, but Jack has got her home by urging her rather than forcing," said Wall

"We will look to run her on some better ground in the future which is where her progression should come from.

"Obviously she is a bit fresh, but if we can get some back-to-back races in then that should calm her down."

Bloodsweatandtears justified favouritism to take the Great Yarmouth Advertiser Maiden Auction Stakes.

Shane Kelly nursed home the highly-regarded two-year-old to score by a head at 11-10 from Titus Two.

This was a significant drop in class following a pleasing debut at Newmarket with trainer William Knight expecting improvement with better ground and experience.

"I thought he would win better going on his homework, but I'm happy," said Knight.

"The ground and the fact that he is still a bit of baby hasn't helped, but hopefully he will be sound in the morning.

"We won't run him for another three to four weeks, but he needs a bit of juice in the ground."

Bertie Southstreet (6-1) recorded his seventh career victory in the Caister Lifeboat Handicap.

Ridden by James O'Reilly for father Jimmy, the gelding scored by a length and a quarter from Socceroo.

Changed tactics benefited the winner, who was dropped in early on and delivered a good turn of foot up the inside rail to score pleasingly.

"I thought there would be a lot more pace, but we changed the tactics by dropping him back in and taking a lead and he has done it well. We are going well at the moment," said O'Reilly junior.

Jamie Spencer was at his best to get Captain Loui (5-2) up to score in the Norfolk Broads Selling Stakes.

Taking a drop in grade following a couple of creditable runs in maiden company, the Kevin Ryan-trained grey was prominent throughout with trail-blazing Mini Bon Bon who eventually weakened to allow Spencer to power on inside the final two furlongs from the fast-finishing My Lord by a head.

There was no bid for the winner at the subsequent auction.

Spencer completed a double aboard warm favourite Stage Acclaim in the Eastern Daily Press Handicap.

Making all on Dr Richard Newland's five-year-old, Spencer repelled Purely By Chance to strike at even money by a length and three-quarters.

Mr Harmoosh (5-2) made it four-out-of-five for favourite backers by taking the Betterbet At Norwich City Centre Handicap.

Talented apprentice Adam Beschizza rode the Ed Vaughn trained three-year-old for a two-and-a-half-length victory over Caracal.

Consistent Piazza San Pietro was rewarded with victory in the Martin Foulger Memorial Handicap.

Staying on well up the stands rail under a hands and heels ride by Joe Fanning, the gelding scored by half a length from Arabian Pearl at 5-1.

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