WE were all delighted to see Duke of Verona back in the winners enclosure on Tuesday at Wolverhampton.
He partnered by Andrea Atzeni, they were a bit slowly away and sat in the rear only making headway two furlongs out. Duke of Verona stayed on strongly in the final furlong to prevail by three quarters of a length over Desert Emperor and favourite Oz Legend.
William said: ‘I am thrilled for Rupert Villers his owner. I think this will be Duke’s last race until the resumption of the turf; I think he has the potential to develop into a decent staying handicapper’