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Essentially though this game was won and lost in the first half when Sligo led 0-6 to 0-4 after playing against the stiffish breeze.
The son of Night Shift was set some stiffish tasks after winning at Goodwood in July ( including running in the Group One Prix Morny, where he cut little ice.
But there was a stiffish breeze to test the best and it said something for the quality of the field that, in the morning, 15 players were level par or better.
The car handles silkily and my only hang-up was a somewhat stiffish shift on the five-speed manual gearbox (the six-speed automatic/tiptronic transmission in the 2.
Sholokhov set a stiffish gallop in the tacky conditions with Hawk Wing always travelling the best of the five runners.
He should be suited by racing on a soft surface at this stiffish track and, with an official rating of 107, is the one to beat at these weights.
The Whitsbury handler has stated that Larkham only just does enough when he hits the front, which makes him a very hard horse to assess, but is seems likely he has not stopped improving yet and the stiffish track should suit.
Out on the road the stiffish suspension keeps the car firmly planted and composed even on twisting country back roads, while it's a truly comfortable motorway cruiser on those longer journeys.
Wexford were the more focused side from the start and they led by 1-2 to 0-3 at the break despite playing into a stiffish breeze.
This is a stiffish 10 furlongs and she gets it well.
After an absence of more than eight months and on his first run in a handicap, he caught the eye when fourth to Caribbean Coral in the Northern Rock Gosforth Park Cup, off a stiffish mark.