Forest Ranger was sent off 25 to 1 for the Condtions Stakes at Newcastle but his win didn’t come as a surprise to us. He’s a great big horse and one we’ve always liked. Looking at the race it was very competitive. Godolphin had purchased Syphax and there had been money for three other runners in the race. Tony Hamilton took the ride and he settled Forest Ranger at the back of the field. He was always travelling strongly and Tony started to move into contention over the final two furlongs. He hit the front inside the final furlong and pulled clear to win by an impressive two-and-three-quarter-lengths. A fantastic result for owners Norman and Helen Steel. Forest Ranger has entries in the Dante and the German Guineas.