A PROFESSIONAL WIN

Jan 21, 2018

A Knight Of Pro brought career win three at start number 11 at Ascot on Saturday.

He justified the stable’s high opinion of the Proart gelding with a tough performance to win the Vale Phyllis Morris Handicap over 1200m.

It was a race run at good speed and Shaun McGruddy was able to tuck in behind it.

He peeled three-wide at the home turn and was able to hold off the challengers, which there were a few charging from back in the field.

Klondike Kenny ran second and Megafactory filled the trifecta places.

A Knight Of Pro has form around some good quality gallopers and could be ready to step up to the next level this campaign.

Harvey Racing also saddled up Marchand who ran his usual honest race in Glenroy Chaff Handicap over 1100m.

He ran sixth in a 66+ rated race with Brodie Kirby in the saddle.

He was forced to punch into the breeze and then forced wide turning for home.

The 50-start veteran held his ground well late in the race to be beated only two lengths.