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28th May 2024

29th Jul 2018 1st 10/3 – Big Country – Mick Appleby Pontefract

Second winner on the day for the Appleby team! Original quote: "Big Country - Another Touch won this race 12 months ago so has to be feared. But a cracking pot up for grabs and we are actually the joint-highest rated in the field. Gabr is the other top-rated and being a 3 year-old we have to give 8lbs away so that puts things in that horse's favour. Having said that, we head here off the back of a good run at his level at Sandown (1m2f) and we know the horse stays further which will be a help in the closing stages. Hoping there is not too much rain but SDS riding and the first-time cheekpieces are pluses. Will be ridden with stamina in-mind and we'll be looking to steal this from the front - we'll see!"