Pixeleen, a daughter of Pastoral Pursuits, won the Class 2 British EBF Breeders’ Fillies Series Sprint Handicap over six furlongs for trainer Malcolm Saunders and jockey Adam Kirby at Newmarket this afternoon to collect £31,000 in winning prize-money.
Mick Appleby’s Classic Pursuit was a convincing winner at Nottingham today. The son of Norton Grove stallion Pastoral Pursuits (above) won the five furlong handicap by an amazing six lengths, ridden by Silvestre de Sousa. Classic Pursuit was recording his third win of the season.
Pastfact justified 5/4 favouritism at Bath this afternoon to land the spoils in the five and a half furlong apprentice handicap at Bath for trainer Malcolm Saunders and jockey David Egan. The three year old son of Norton Grove’s new stallion Pastoral Pursuits was recording his fourth career win. In the 5.10 race trainer Jim Boyle and jockey Paddy Bradley teamed up for another Pastoral Pursuits winner as Perfect Pastime won the Barton Willmore Handicap, again over five and a half furlongs.
Pastoral Pursuits, Norton Grove’s new recruit for 2018, saw two of his offspring win today. Honey Badger was a winner on the all weather at Chelmsford whilst Flying Pursuit recorded a victory at Ripon.
Operative, a four year old son of our new stallion Pastoral Pursuits, won the third race of his career at Sandown this afternoon.