It was a race to race double for the John O’Shea stable as Lost and Running maintained his perfect record with a solid win over the Kensington 1100m taking his career record to four wins from four starts.
The race was run in pouring rain leading to the track conditions to be revised from a heavy 8 down to a heavy 9.
Lost And Running only jumped fairly but James McDonald wasted little time in railing through to takes up the running, from which time the result was never in doubt with the 3.50 length margin of victory emphasising the grip that Lost And running held on the result throughout the contest.
“t is always nice to see them get the job done … obviously in trying conditions,” said O’Shea.
“He is on the board again and hopefully that will bring him along nicely for a third-up run in a couple of weeks. He does it like that … there is a stride or two when he hesitates and then he lowers and away he goes.
“It is very difficult in these conditions because he is still learning his craft.”
James McDonald gave full credit to the horse.
“He is a horse … you think you have got to the bottom of him and he just seems to find more … which is a great sign.
“He always wins with his ears pricked … always got something in store.
‘I know he is very fast over 1000m, but I feel six furlongs is right up his alley and he could get further than that,” said McDonald.