Monday May 20th, 2013
Flat Turf / All-weather / Jumping
Ripon - MR CARBONFOOTPRINT joined our increasing tally of juvenile debutante winners when taking the Wooden Spoon, Children's Charity of Rugby Maiden Stakes under another good ride from Tony.
The report from Ripon on sportinglife.com read: "Richard Fahey's juveniles have really clicked into gear of late and Mr Carbonfootprint (5/2) was another to win on debut in the opening six-furlong maiden.
Tony Hamilton's mount held off Searchlight, a relative of Soviet Song, by three-quarters of a length.
Robin O'Ryan said: "He's not like our other recent two-year-olds that have won, as he'll want a trip in time."
In the Aquasentry, Stirring Yorkshire Children's Smiles Charity Selling Stakes Tony was aboard Jaga Time who finished second while Hi There put in a good performance under Freddy Tylicki to finish second in the feature race, the Class 2 Ripon, Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse Handicap.
Doncaster - ECCLESTON was another impressive juvenile winner when taking the Freebets.co.uk Free Bets Maiden Auction Stakes by two-and-a-half lengths in the hands of Tony.
Another youngster to carry the familiar colours of David Armstrong, Tony liked the way in which the son of Acclamation picked up, saying afterwards: “It just got a bit messy early on in the race and we got a bit tight for room and I ended up being a bit further back than I wanted to be. But the gaps came a furlong-and-a-half down and Eccleston showed a very good turn of foot. He knew his job. I think he could be pretty good.”
Cosmic Moon ran well to finish third in the crownhotel-bawtry.com Apprentice Handicap under a good ride from Samantha Bell.
York: Dante Festival Day Three - GLEN'S DIAMOND & Tony Hamilton win the Group 2 QIPCO Yorkshire Cup in a thrilling finish...
Glen’s Diamond got his 2013 campaign off to a fantastic start when taking the Group 2 Qipco Yorkshire Cup on the Knavesmire yesterday under a superb ride from the front by Tony.
Glen and Steve Clayton’s five-year-old rallied bravely when challenged by the French-trained favourite Top Trip to get up on the line by a nose. It looked a close call as they hit the wire virtually together but the photo-finish proof confirmed our gelded son of Intikhab the winner. Phew!
Richard, who was at home with the flu – probably from getting soaked the previous day as the heavens opened on the Knavesmire on Thursday– was sure to be feeling a whole lot better after watching that, with Rob saying afterwards: "That's the best medication I'd say. He ran a great race last year but we were frightened of the ground today and we only ran him because it was York I think.
"He relaxed in front and we left it all to Tony. He didn't have a great experience in Dubai (last year) and he can be quite keen but Tony gets the credit here for getting him to relax in front."
Tony said: "He's tough, he can be keen but Rob left it to me today and they said put your hands on his neck and see where he lands. We landed in front so I rode a race from the front.
"His form tailed off but he kept running on bad ground and we nearly pulled him out today because of the ground. I wasn't sure if I'd won."
Owner Glen Clayton said: "I wanted a diamond ring but I got the horse instead. He's been more fun than a diamond ring!”
Hamilton - GOOD OLD BOY LUKEY & HEAVEN'S GUEST won their respective races in the hands of Musley Bank 3lb claimer Lee Topliss.
GOOD OLD BOY LUKEY made a smart winning debut when romping home in the British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing EBF Maiden Stakes. The son of Selkirk impressed our 3lb claimer who said afterwards: "He's the nicest horse I've sat on this year and he did everything I asked of him. He should have a bright future and he did well to handle the tacky ground here today."
It wasn’t long before Lee was back in the winner’s enclosure, this time aboard the lightly-raced three-year-old HEAVEN’S GUEST who took the Famous Grouse Handicap by a length-and-a-quarter.
In the Naked Grouse Open Maiden Stakes Eric The Grey finished third while Dakota Canyon ran fourth in the Saints & Sinners Racenight In June Handicap. Lee was on board.
At Newmarket Dutch Courage stayed on well to finish second, pulling four lengths clear of the third horse, in the Chemtest EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes. Seb Sanders partnered Cheveley Park’s daughter of Dutch Art.
York: Dante Festival Day Two – Great to get a winner at York courtesy of PARBOLD plus several more cracking performances on day two on the Knavesmire...
Ladys First ran a blinder on her seasonal
reappearance to finish third, beaten little more than a length, in the Group 2 Betfred Middleton
Stakes. Paul partnered Helen and Norman Steel's gutsy filly. A promising start to
her four-year-old campaign and great to pick up some more black
PARBOLD looks an exciting prospect following the style in which he won the Stratford Place Stud For Royal Ascot 2yos EBF Maiden Stakes. Owned by David and Emma Armstrong and partnered by Tony, the son of Dandy Man was always prominent and although green in the closing stages had things well in control. Stablemate Tiger Twenty Two ran a belter, flying home late to grab third under Lee (Topliss).
Richard said: "We did fancy Parbold so it's nice to see him go and do it. He's one of the better ones we've got at home."
York: Dante Festival Day One - No winners on opening day of the Dante Festival but several good performances non-the-less...
Romantic Settings put in a real gutsy performance to finish second in the Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes beaten only a length-and-a-half by odds-on favourite Liber Nauticus. Paul partnered the daughter of Mount Nelson.
Talking to thepress.co.uk Richard said afterwards: "We are over the moon – absolutely delighted. That’s a good run and it’s always nice to get some black type. She’s quite a nice filly and she will improve. The winner is only having her second run so it is a good performance and he (Ryan Moore) rode her like a good filly. That gives us a lot of hope.”
Eastern Destiny ran a cracker in the opening Class 2 Infinity Tyres Stakes to finish third in the hands of Barry McHugh while juvenile Peniaphobia ran an absolute blinder to finish second, beaten by only a neck, in the theripleycollection.com EBF Novice Stakes. Tony partnered the son of Dandy Man.
Beverley - SUPPLICANT made a winning debut when taking the Racing UK On Channel 432 Maiden Stakes by a comfortable two lengths. Tony partnered the son of Kyllachy who is one of two youngsters in the yard owned by Cheveley Park Stud.
Rob said afterwards: “From day one he's been no bother. He was so professional there - he didn't turn a hair in the paddock - and it's nice to get a winner for Cheveley."
Ingleby Symphony ran third in the Best UK Racecourses On TurfTV Handicap in the hands of Lee Topliss.
Doncaster - Another juvenile winner with CANYARI (Paul) while apprentice George Chaloner continues his good run with success aboard COSMIC HALO...
CANYARI made his debut a winning one when taking the £32 Bonus At 32Red.com Maiden Stakes in impressive style from odds-on favourite Legend Rising.
A £50,000 yearling purchase out of the DBS Premier Sale, the son of Dandy Man went about his job in a professional manner showing a good attitude and could well be another smart youngster to look forward to as the year progresses.
Part-owner Mark Leatham said after the race: “He'd shown a bit at home but when we got here we heard that the favourite was strongly fancied which dented our confidence.”
"He's lazy at home, we knew he had the ability but we didn't know if the lazy side would show up today so we're absolutely delighted."
Promising young apprentice George Chaloner continued his good run with success aboard COSMIC HALO in the 1stsecuritysolutions.co.uk Fillies' Handicap. Well positioned throughout, George kicked for home just over a furlong out with the four-year-old daughter of Halling staying on well to the line.
Musselburgh – La Luz Del Sol ran third in the 32Red.com Handicap under Tony.
May 11th - an across-the-card double
Warwick - NEIGHBOTHER ran out a comfortable winner of the E.B.F Cut The Mustard With Mustard Presentations Maiden Stakes under a good front-running ride from Tony. A cracking son of Invincible Spirit, he had the experience of a run under his belt and won a tad more cosily than the winning margin of three-parts of a length may suggest. A good performance.
Ixelles Diamond ran with promise on her debut to finish third in the PSA Peugeot Citroen Maiden Auction Stakes while Majestic Moon finished third in the Aston Manor 30th Anniversary Handicap. Tony partnered both.
Thirsk - FORGING THE PATH took the Ladies From Foundation Maiden Stakes in good style in the hands of Freddy Tylicki. Always up with the pace, Freddy sent the son of Henrythenavigator to the front three from home; he responded well staying on for a three-and-a-quarter length victory.
Nottingham – Asgardella finished third, beaten a length and three-quarters, in the Weatherbys Bank Handicap while Cash Is King ran second in the Most Reliable Bet DG Taxis Handicap. George Chaloner partnered both.
Nottingham -SANDIVA was impressive on debut taking the freebets.co.uk Free Bets On Your Mobile Median Auction Maiden Fillies' Stakes by six lengths in the hands of Tom Eaves. Owned by Middleham Park Racing, the daughter of Footstepsinthesand out of a Mark Of Esteem mare was purchased out of the DBS Premier Yearling Sale for just £18,000.
Racing Post analysis read: This fillies’ maiden has thrown up some useful types in recent years, notably subsequent Albany Stakes winner Habaayib and Hilary Needler winner Dozy, and there was an awful lot to like about the way Sandiva got the job done on debut.
She was understandably green early but she got a good tow from the two leaders and, once switched out to challenge, blew them away with a taking turn of foot to forge clear.
She is clearly quite speedy and entries in big sales-race sprints point to her having shown plenty at home, but her pedigree suggests she would ideally need trips closer to a mile in time.
At Chester Bispham Green put in a good performance to finish second in the Sustainable Group UK Ltd EBF Handicap in the hands of Barry McHugh.
Chester - Area Fifty One ran a creditable fourth in the Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap while Gabrial was beaten under a length in third in the Group 3 Stella Artois Huxley Stakes. Both Koukash-owned geldings were partnered by Jamie Spencer.
Racecourse debutante Salford Red Devil stayed on well to take third in the Liverpool One EBF Maiden Stakes and is sure to come on a ton for the run. The likeable son of Pastoral Pursuits, owned by Dr Marwan Koukash and partnered by Jamie Spencer, was purchased out of the DBS Breeze-Up sale last month for £36,000.
Chester - Cracking start to the May Meeting with a one-two in the Chester Cup..
ADDRESS UNKNOWN (Jamie Spencer) landed the StanJames.com Chester Cup from stable-mate Ingleby Spirit who ran an absolute blinder to finish half-a-length second under a great ride from apprentice George Chaloner.
Winning owner Dr Marwan Koukash told sportinglife.com: "I'm absolutely delighted. Jamie gave this horse a fantastic ride.
"Richard has done extremely well with the horse over the past couple of months.
"I'm over the moon. I've been in racing five or six years and the only thing I wanted to do was win the (Chester) Cup again. Winning the Cup introduced me to racing and to do it again is absolutely wonderful."
Richard said: "We haven't had him that long and I never checked that he normally wears blinkers and a tongue-tie. I forgot to put them on, but it didn't make any difference and we've got away with it.
"To finish first and second in a race like this is fantastic for everybody. It looked a right race on paper.
"Marwan said when he (Address Unknown) came to me he'd win the Chester Cup. All I did was exercise him and bring him here - and forget the blinkers and the tongue-tie!"
Newcastle - Grey Street ran well on her first start of the season to finish second in the Poker At bet365 Handicap under Dave Nolan while Yeomanoftheguard finished fourth, beaten by only two-and-a-quarter lengths, in the Casino At bet365 Handicap in the hands of Lee Topliss.
Catterick - Size finished third in the catterickbridge.co.uk Maiden Stakes; Tony was on board.
Hamilton - POLSKI MAX followed-up his five length handicap success at Pontefract last month in the £15,000 totepool Conditions Stakes carrying the colours of Market Avenue Racing & Tremousser.
Talking to Tom O’Ryan afterwards Tony said: "He's a grand little horse. He was coming back a furlong today and they went hard early. I had to sit on him and give him a chance, but he's come home really well. He's won nicely in the end." The winning margin was three-quarters of a length.
Mica Mika (Tony) put in a good performance to take third in the totepool.com Buttonhook Handicap beaten only one and a half lengths with the first three home pulling 10 lengths clear of the rest of the field.
Newmarket - Garswood finished seventh in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas beaten 9½ lengths. After the race Richard said: “I really don't know what to make of Garswood's run; it just didn't happen for him.
Tony said he slipped coming out of the stalls and he was never happy at any stage of the race. He didn't travel at all but has come back fine. We’ll see how he is in the morning.”
Unsinkable was stepping up to 1m2f in the Listed Qatar Racing Newmarket Stakes and finished fourth. Tony partnered the son of Verglas.
At Doncaster Flyman made his reappearance in the 32Red.com Conditions Stakes finishing second in the hands of Freddy Tylicki while Flashman, partnered by Paul, ran third, beaten only a length and a half, in the 32Red Casino Handicap.
Musselburgh - WITHERNSEA got off the mark at the second time of asking when taking the Baillie Gifford European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes in good style. Partnered by Tony, the son of Dark Angel made a promising debut at Ripon last month when staying on well after fluffing the start. Pinging the gate this time around, Tony made all on the youngster who went on to score by one and three-quarter lengths.
Talking to David Carr of the Racing Post afterwards Tony said: "We thought he'd run all right first time but he missed the break a little. We put him through the stalls again at home and I bounced him out today and rode him handy – when you’ve got a good draw you may as well use it.”
Withernsea also picked up a £10,000 Yearling Bonus for owners City Vaults Racing 1.
ROMANTIC SETTINGS followed up an hour later and took the Weatherbys Private Banking Handicap in impressive style again partnered by Tony. Owned by Mel Roberts and Ms Nicola Meese, the daughter of Mount Nelson ran well on all three starts as a juvenile and ran on strongly here going on to score by one and a half lengths. The first two home pulled six lengths clear of the rest of the field.
Tony said afterwards: "She's tough. She battled on well when she won at Haydock last year as well. She'd been working nicely at home but you can never tell how they have progressed from two to three. She's done everything right."
Our Boy Jack (Tony) finished third in the Core (Oil And Gas) Ltd Handicap.
Pontefract - Racecourse debutante PENIAPHOBIA ran out an impressive winner of the William Hill/ British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes in the hands of Tony. Owned in partnership by P Timmins and A Rhodes Haulage the son of Dandy Man also picked up a £10,000 Yearling Bonus. Jess was very optimistic before the race and talking about the winner afterwards Rob said: "He's a decent horse, but is a bit of a playboy. Whatever he did here today he will improve on."
Flighty Clarets stayed on well to take second, beaten just half a length, in the coral.co.uk Handicap. Tony was on board the three-year-old daughter of Bahamian Bounty.
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