PATEMAN GETS HIS RHYTHM BACK IN PETERS

The changing fortunes of racing. One day up. One day down. Unfortunately for trainer Mitchell Pateman Wednesday was a down day when his talented three-year-old Almighty Class had to be withdrawn from the Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) because of a virus. The Playing God gelding will live to fight another day, but a crushing blow…

RIPCORD LETS RIP IN PLACID ARK STAKES

Trainer Luke Fernie never lost faith in Ripcord and was duly rewarded after the gelding scored a dramatic last-gasp win in the $500,000 Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. Fernie knew with Ripcord he had an above average horse going into the Placid Ark Stakes, but would the son of Written By be able…