CONSISTENCY has finally paid off for Border Control, owned in partnership by Green Street Bloodstock with Lance Sherrell, Greg Bortz, Graham Clarke and Alex Fayd’Herbe.
Border Control (Corne Orffer, 33-10) trumped his field with a game run over 1400m at Kenilworth, Saturday, keeping the 2-1 favourite Cossack Guard at bay late.
Border Control is by Elusive Fort from a mare by Parade Leader and is virtually guaranteed to stay a mile and further on that, but he has shown good pace up to 1400m and the return from 1600m to 7f did the trick.
“He ran a good race in a bad field,” said Justin. “We can only hope he has the confidence now to win again.”
Perhaps, off his 67 merit rating or a bit lower in time, Border Control can pinch a weak handicap.