MindfulMindful (Gold Circle)Ex Royal Navy Commander, John Ford and his lovely wife, Anne were the breeders of Karen and Greig Anthony’s quality winner MINDFUL (by Muhtafal), who impressed all of his rider, Sean Cormack, his trainer and interviewer, Deyes Dyanand, with the manner of his win, at the expense incidentally of another Summerhill graduate, NOTFORPUBLICATION.

SpalaphalaSpalaphala (Gold Circle)Just two events later, SPHALAPHALA (a 3 parts sister to Champion ICY AIR) trotted up on her second start for Steve Sturlese and the farm. Garth Puller’s some judge, as we all know, and his instincts didn’t let him down here.

On the strength of their television performances, both he and Peter de Marigny could be “for president”, so let’s hope she’s half as good as her illustrious brother, AMPHITHEATRE.