GROUP 3 FOR SANDS OF MALI

The trip over to Chantilly proved worth while for Sands Of Mali as he won the Group 3 Prix Sigy on his seasonal reappearance. He won the Gimcrack Stakes last year but was disappointing in the Middle Park and he didn’t stay at The Breeders Cup. He’s wintered really well and it was fantastic to get a win into him so early on. He was always prominent and he showed a good attitude when headed to fight back and get up to win by a neck for the Cool Silk Partnership. The Commonwealth Cup at Ascot is on his radar for this season as is the Maurice de Gheest.

AMADEUS SECURES HIS FIRST WIN

It’s been a bit frustrating over the last few weeks with the lack of racing due to the weather so it was nice to see Amadeus pick up his first win on the all weather at Southwell. He made all under jockey Paul Hanagan and pulled clear of his rivals two furlongs from home. He stayed on strongly to win by nine-lengths for owner Sir Robert Ogden.

GRAND NATIONAL CHARITY BET

A big thank you to Mares Hurdle sponsor OLBG.com for offering me a charity bet in the Grand National in support of the Injured Jockeys Fund. My selection is £25 each way on Ucello Conti. Visit Grand-National-Guide.co.uk for other charity bet selections as well as Grand National tips from the experts who picked the year before last’s 50/1 winner.

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MR BUTTONS FIRST TWO-YEAR-OLD WINNER

It’s fantastic to get our first two-year-old winner and it was Mr Buttons at Southwell. He showed a great attitude to win under Paul Hanagan for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. The Elzaam colt really tries hard and he’s a horse we have a soft spot for. He was named after Robin who always gives Richard’s daughter Rose white chocolate buttons!

The win bought up a double on the card after Scotch Myst won the opener. He’s been running consistently well on his last few starts so it was great for him to get back into the winners enclosure. He bounced out the stalls and made all the running. He stayed on to win by half-a-length for owner and breeder Mrs Camille Macdonald who was celebrating her anniversary.

DOSE WINS FOR RICHARD FAHEY EBOR RACING CLUB

Dose is ultra consistent and she gave the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club another winner, this time at Newcastle. She sat second under Joe Fanning and was always travelling well. She took up the lead over two-furlongs out and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-three-quarter-lengths.

TURF IS BACK & SO ARE WE – 3 WINNERS!

The turf season got underway this weekend and we started as we mean to go on with three winners. Golconda Prince got the ball rolling in the Apprentice race. He’s been unlucky on his last few runs and things finally fell right for him. He jumped out well and was always prominent under Sebastian Woods. He was ridden to challenge over a furlong out and when he grabbed the lead he stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-a-quarter for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.

Middleham Park Racing then had a great day with three winners including a double with us. Right Action won the first on the card under jockey Silvestre De Sousa. He raced on the far side and was always in contention. He lead two furlongs from home and showed a great attitude when pressed in the final furlong. He stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

Ventura Dragon picked up his third win of his career under a confident ride from Connor Murtagh. He was held up towards the rear and started to make a move approaching the final two furlongs. He kept up to his task and battled to the lead and stayed on to win by half-a-length.

 

NEWCASTLE DOUBLE FOR MIDDLEHAM PARK RACING

A Tuesday evening trip to Newcastle proved fruitful for members of Middleham Park Racing with a double on the card. Ballymore Castle finally showed us what he can do winning the Claiming Stakes. He jumped well from the stalls and was held up in mid-division by jockey Andrew Mullen. He always looked to be travelling well and pressed for the lead approaching the final furlong. He hit the front and stayed on to win by a length-and-a-quarter.

Ventura Gold then bought the double up showing a great attitude to get up on the line to claim his first win. He was held up in the rear by jockey Paul Hanagan and they switched left approaching the final furlong to get a run. He ran on strongly battling with Viking Way and Elixsoft and got up in the nick of time to win by a head.

MABO PICKS UP FIRST WIN

Mabo isn’t the most straightforward of horses and owner Aidan Ryan has had to be patient but he was rewarded with a win at Newcastle. He was held up in mid-division by jockey Paul Hanagan and Paul had to get to work on him quite early. He chased down the leaders and had to battle to get to the front. He stayed on and got the better of Elsyee Star to win by half-a-length.

CONSTANTINO BACK WITH A BANG

Constantino put in a dominant performance at Lingfield after a break of 154 days. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and always looked to be travelling well. He took up the lead inside the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by half-a-length for owner Sir Robert Ogden.