Our run of “seconditis” continues in 2023 as Grand Libya was given a peach of a ride by Jack Mitchell at Newcastle. Settled in behind the leaders, Grand Libya travelled comfortably and took up the running with 2 furlongs left and the early pace setters fell away, kicking clear he then idled in front, to be denied by the fast finishing winner. First time in a visor, Grand Libya was more focused and showed the natural ability is there for him.