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Destiny prevails at Nottingham

A review of the action from Nottingham's card, where Joey's Destiny staked a claim for the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood.

Joey's Destiny could be bound for the Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood after bouncing back to form in the ABG Law Classic Handicap at Nottingham.

The George Baker-trained sprinter put behind him a poor effort at Ascot five weeks earlier to cut down Run With Pride and land the feature by a length and a half in the hands of Martin Dwyer.

"I'm pleased with that. I kept finishing second on him and I was due a win on him. I think he's better on fast ground and he did it well," said Dwyer.

"His form was in the book. He didn't perform last time, I don't know why. He might go to Goodwood now."

Baker's wife, Candida, said of the 7/2 winner: "We don't think he was quite himself at Ascot.

"We've always liked him and he did what he had to do today. Hopefully it will be the Stewards' Cup for him now."

Stablemate I'm Harry later justified 3/1 favouritism in the 1st Security Solutions Ltd Handicap to give jockey Pat Cosgrave a first winner since he was cleared to continue riding in Britain following a British Horseracing Authority appeal hearing.

Hallstatt (3/1) registered his fourth success at the track with a gutsy effort in the Doom Bar Always Best In Class Handicap.

John Mackie's eight-year-old lost his pitch at a crucial stage of the race, but once he got going, he pulled out plenty for Paul Mulrennan to collar Lineman and win by half a length.

"He's a superstar round here, but don't ask me why. We'll have to bring him back here," said Mackie.

"He's in such good form. Paul said he just got shuffled a bit further back than he wanted to be but the horse has got him out of trouble."

Ustinov (4/7 favourite) confirmed the promise of his debut run to open his account in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.

The Brian Meehan-trained youngster finished third to Winslow at Haydock and the runner-up, Baitha Alga, had since won the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom.

Held up in the rear by Jamie Spencer in the early stages, Ustinov led inside the final furlong and scored by a length and three-quarters from Sugar Lump.

"He improved a lot from his first run. We always thought the world of this horse," said Meehan's assistant Rory O'Dowd.

"We expected him to win and he has. We'll give him a bit of a break now and see what the boss wants to do with him. He'll go from this and he will stay further."

Luke Morris got Lacan (11/10 favourite) to make it third-time lucky after two second places over the same extended mile when getting off the mark in the 1st Security Solutions Ltd Maiden Stakes for trainer Clive Cox.

Morris added a second winner on the card when the Paul Cole-trained Lisamour (7/1) stretched three-quarters of a length clear of Shama's Son in the Download The New RacingUK iPad App Handicap.

Medam (7/1 joint-favourite) gave Worksop trainer Shaun Harris his first success at his local track when taking division one of the Carling Brilliantly Refreshing Handicap under 3lb claimer Neil Farley.

Division two was also won locally with Avonmore Star (6/1), trained at Newark by Alan McCabe, landing the spoils under Graham Lee.