To say Leo Santa Cruz was comfortable in Belfast yesterday may be misleading, but the Mexican former three-weight world champion was certainly taking comfort from personal events away from the hype that goes with prize-fighting.
I have to write this letter to voice my concerns about the 1916 celebrations centenary. I am extremely anxious that there may be anti-English sentiments in TV programmes, etc that might influence impressionable young people.
George Baker is an infrequent visitor to Newcastle but the rider left Tyneside on Saturday with the two biggest races of the track’s year in the bag, including the final John Smith’s Northumberland Plate to be run on turf with Quest For More.
Prize Exhibit can land the upgraded Country Gentleman’s Association Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes at Salisbury today. She has two victories to her name already, both by nine lengths, but her most recent success was far more eyecatching than her win on the all-weather.