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Joe Tuite predicts bright future for Newbury winner Angel Mead

Angel Mead looks to have a bright future

Lambourn trainer Joe Tuite is considering treading a familiar path with Angel Mead following her victory in the bet365 EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes at Newbury.

The daughter of Archipenko provided Tuite with his first juvenile winner of the campaign in taking the six-furlong prize by three-quarters of a length, to set up a tilt at the Dick Poole Stakes at Salisbury which Tuite claimed with Madam Dancealot in 2016.

Tuite said of his 20-1 winner: “She had come on massively (from Windsor) which we knew she had and we were hopeful coming here. I think there is a fair bit more to come.

“She was always going to want six and maybe as a three-year-old she will get further. She is from a very good family.

“I’d say we will possibly go down to Salisbury for the Dick Poole. I think she will want a bit of time after this race.”

Richard Hughes enjoyed plenty of big days at Newbury during his time in the saddle and he celebrated his first victory at the course as a trainer courtesy of Rustang in the TKP Surfacing Handicap.

Hughes smiled: “It’s taken me long enough! I’ve not had too many good enough to run here, but he has run really well and I’m delighted.”

He added of the 10-1 winner, who was ridden by Jamie Spencer: “It has taken a long to get him right. Mentally, he thought he was a five-furlong horse for a long time.

“He will go to Goodwood now for the mile-and-three handicap for three-year-olds. We were hoping he would win to get in.”

Lucy Wadham could explore avenues abroad for Galmarley (7-2) after the daughter of Sir Percy ran out a convincing winner of the Ross Brooke Chartered Accountants Fillies’ Handicap in the hands of Hayley Turner.

The Newmarket trainer said: “After two seconds, she deserved a win. She has only won off 80, but she is heading in the right direction.

“She is just always a little bit slowly away from the gate, which gives one a fright. This is a lovely, galloping track and it gives her time to get into the race.”

Looking to the future, Wadham said: “There are a couple of races in France – the Prix Minerve, a Group Three over a mile and a half at Deauville in August, and a one-mile-six three-year-old Listed fillies’ race at Maisons-Laffitte in early September.”

Roger Charlton has his team firing on all cylinders and Momkin kept the bandwagon rolling when edging out debutant Beat Le Bon by a head in the West Berkshire Brewery EBF Novice Stakes.

Charlton said of the 3-1 winner: “John Gosden’s (Sheriffmuir) was meant to be the next Frankel, which it clearly isn’t, luckily.

“I was pleased and Andrea (Atzeni) said he was very professional, that he won nicely and will progress.”

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