Great start to the year with a third win for the 3 year old NORTHERN CONQUEST and an impressive performance at Kenilworth this afternoon. Although he had good form with Guineas winner VARIETY CLUB at 2, NORTHERN CONQUEST is a big horse who is only now filling his frame. Trainer Vaughan Marshall has urged patience as the horse grows and today's 1.25 length win in a competitive handicap endorses the policy and prompts talk of serious targets to come. He is a winner of 3 races and 5 times placed. Congratulations to our client Kirsten Rausing for whom we purchased and manage this fellow in the programme in support of his sire ALADO, and to breeders Klawervlei Stud.