Rossdales newest partner Mark Grant presented prizes to the winning connections after the Roger Varian-trained filly Sheikha Reika won the Rossdales Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket on 19th April.
Sheikha Reika, a 3-year old filly by Shamardal, is owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum. She was always prominent in the race under jockey Andrea Atzeni and ran on well to win by 3 lengths, with the Andrew Balding-trained Ocala in second place. It was her fourth run and she started the race as 5/4 favourite, having finished second in all her previous races. She now holds an entry for the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot next month.
Before the race, Kevin Grimes, Senior Laboratory Technician at Rossdales Laboratories, and Pip Fromm, Diagnostic Centre Administrator awarded the best turned out prize to the groom of Maid Up, who is also trained by Andrew Balding and finished third in the race.
Images courtesy of Newmarket Racecourse.
Main image: Mark Grant with winning trainer Roger Varian and his family.
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