More to come from Dubka
News from the rest of Thursday's meeting at Salisbury, where Dubka completed her hat-trick with a short-head success.
Dubka landed the hat-trick
Ted Durcan insists that there is plenty more to come from the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Dubka (11/8) after she completed a hat-trick of wins with a short-head success in the EBF Breeders' Series Fillies Handicap.
The winning rider said: "She is a lovely filly but at home and on the racetrack she only does what she has to do.
"Sir Michael Stoute has always liked her a lot, hence why he has brought her along slowly.
"She stays well and is well-related. I think whatever happens this year she will be nicer next year."
Gravity Wave (2/1) become the latest member of trainer Sylvester Kirk's juvenile team to chalk up a win when providing Pat Dobbs with the first leg of a double in the opening division of the toteplacepot Six Places In Six Races Maiden Auction Stakes.
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Kirk said: "The two-year-olds are running well. They are a nice bunch and that is my 11th individual two-year-old winner this year.
"We will probably put him in a nursery and step him up to a mile. He handled the ground well."
Marcus Tregoning claimed his first juvenile winner of 2016 after Seafarer (6/4) confirmed debut promise by striking gold in the second division under Dobbs.
Tregoning said: "The first race he missed the break by five lengths, but he picked up well and ran on. We have not done a whole lot with him while the ground has been firm and that showed in the race.
"He wants a mile now but he has got to get a bit stronger. If the ground was a bit easier he would have won a bit better."
A 10lb hike in the weights was not enough to stop the Ralph Beckett-trained Alyssa (5-6) from securing a third straight victory in the Kevin Hall & Pat Boakes Memorial Handicap.
"She is not straightforward. She is a bit fragile and is not the sort of horse to take York next week or run the following day," said Beckett.
"There is a bit left in her though if I place her right."
Having won the feature aboard Zonderland, jockey Oisin Murphy enjoyed further success later on the card after the Brendan Powell-trained Dynamic Girl (4/1) scored for the first time since making a winning debut at Chepstow in the Bill Garnett Memorial Fillies' Handicap.
Mick Channon's Tigerwolf (2/9) gave his supporters a late scare before defeating newcomer Port Isaac by a head in the totepool Live Info Download The App Maiden Stakes, while the Charlie Fellowes-trained Mia Tesoro (7/2) backed up wins at Yarmouth and Doncaster with victory in the totequadpot Avaliable At All UK Meetings Handicap.
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