PHOTO-2019-11-15-16-58-15On her second run back from a summer break, Oriental Cross recorded a career-best effort when scoring at Southwell yesterday under Alan Johns.

The form of her win at Newcastle in the spring had worked out well and we were confident she had come on for her recent reappearance, but with heavy ground an unknown it was still a pleasant surprise to see her travel so well through the race, finding plenty up the home straight to win very comfortably.

There is an option at Ffos Las next Friday where she could go under a penalty, but I doubt the handicapper will be overly severe and we will most likely give her a little longer before her next run.  Congratulations to her owners John Durston and Nigel Harris!