Student Nicola and Wexford Youths star Danny Furlong
, 22, look so in love at her 21st birthday bash last December.
My feeling is she needs to run a very strong race over seven furlongs
on our flat tracks to be going over there and running six furlongs
in the Golden Jubilee and the July Cup.
But he fell foul of council guidelines when he wrote a strongly worded letter to company director Terry Furlong
on Knowsley's headed notepaper.
A half-brother to the classy Group winner Etlaala, he showed plenty of promise in his two races as a juvenile and began the new season with a short-head defeat over seven furlongs
at Warwick in April.
A slightly disappointing favourite for a seven-furlong
handicap on a return visit to Yarmouth in May, he came to challenge the eventual winner a furlong
out but went down by a length and a half.
Traditionally, the draw has always been important over five furlongs
at Newcastle, and the stats for this race back it up.
It will make the whole circuit 15 furlongs
, so the Gold Cup start will be at the five-furlong
start and the Queen Alexandra will start from the seven-furlong
You just divide the first two numbers in the metres measurement and that gives you the number of furlongs
Luisant's style of racing suggests he should have no difficulty stepping-up to seven furlongs
We have worked flat out since last Friday on the problem caused by a blocked drain on nearby land, but there is an area two and a half furlongs
out that is heavier and we have moved the straight to the hurdle track to ensure we race.
After ploughing a lone furrow for most of the race, he won the seven furlong
maiden in good style
He made all the running when blinkered over seven furlongs
to beat the favourite Cloud Dancer by three-quarters of a length in the second of those victories.