A FINE DOUBLE FOR ATALANTA BREEZE & MEADRAM
Atalanta Breeze and Meadram delivered a fine double for Marcus Tregoning and jockey Dane O’Neil at Wolverhampton on Wednesday evening.
The five year old mare Atalanta Breeze was the first to strike in a Class four handicap wearing her usual cheek pieces at her first attempt over a mile and three quarters.
She had run with promise at Leicester on her return from a break a month ago and came fast and late to beat Angel on High by half a length with Chipron the same distance away third.
Atalanta Breeze was gaining the third success of her career and given the narrow margin of victory at Wolverhampton should continue to be competitive.
Meadram then completed a rewarding evening for his trainer and jockey with a promising first win under the floodlights at the fourth attempt.
He has been busy learning his trade over the last five weeks since his racecourse debut and appeared to relish the step up in trip to nine and a half furlongs. He still had a fair bit to do turning for home but could be seen staying on strongly down the centre of the course before leading inside the final furlong and readily pulling clear.
At the line Meadram, bred by the Wates family, was one and three quarter lengths ahead of the runner up Bearwith.
Given that he was by far the most inexperienced horse in the line up for this Class 6 handicap there are surely plenty of positives to be taken from this pleasing performance.