Maybelater wins the Margadale Fillies Handicap at Salisbury.
One time Oaks entry Maybelater won for her owner breeder Anita Wigan the competitive £12k handicap. Back to the faster ground she seems to prefer she put behind her the slightly disappointing run in the Lingfield Oaks Trial in May.
Patiently ridden by Pat Dobbs on his minimum weight the job was done and hopefully heralds some better luck for the stable going into the summer.
The horses have been running well enough and are in good shape but it is the little niggles and setbacks that impede success and eat away at the confidence of staff and trainer. This victory was keenly felt and not one member of staff could disguise their pleasure and relief and reassurance in the yard. Maybe it was just delayed reactions to having had first time out two year old Magic Garden just beaten on the line 24 hours earlier at 40-1!