A battle from the reign of Queen Cartimandua
was re-enacted by Lingdale Primary School pupils at Redcar's Foxrush Farm to mark the opening of a third annual excavation.
Eminent historians used to claim it was the stronghold of the pro-Roman Queen Cartimandua
The February-born filly is the first foal out of the 102-rated performer Terentia, a half-sister to the dual Listed winner Cartimandua
The Brigantian queen Cartimandua
turned him over to the Romans.
Indeed, last year's mount Infallible was the best backed of them all at 4-1, he has ridden outsiders of 33-1, 50-1 and even Cartimandua
who started at 200-1
, which had Monday's Naas runner-up Day By Day back in third place when scoring at Nottingham last time, might prove best of the three British challengers.
Crystany's fourth to Prohibit followed by a brave second to Cartimandua
puts her bang in with a chance of landing this.
At Nottingham, Cartimandua
can shrug off a near year-long lay-off to score in the Listed totetentofollow.
10) ran a cracking close-up third to Cartimandua
in a Listed race at Haydock in June, but was not seen out again until Leicester 12 days ago.
, winner of the Time form Silver Salver later on the card, could also step up to Group company, although Ascot is unlikely to be on the agenda for Ed McMahon's three-year-old filly this time.
Sent off an 8-15 favourite under Ryan Moore, Medley was always in control as she stretched two lengths clear of Cartimandua
to earn a tilt at the Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot.
Guessing that nothing much at all would happen up there for another few years, Rudi felt free to suggest we ask the original owners, the de Lacis or even Brigantian Queen Cartimandua
, what they might do with our famous lump.