Saturday got off to a great start with Listed success for Mr Lupton. He sat just behind the leaders under Jack Garritty as they set a strong pace. He took up the lead a furlong from home and stayed on well under pressure to win by a head for owner Noel Kershaw.

We double up at York with Northwest Frontier in the stayers’ hurdle to hand him his third win since April. He sat behind the leaders and was always travelling strongly. He lead two furlongs from home and was well in command towards the finish. He stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for owner Sir Robert Ogden.

Gabrial the Devil gave Dr Marwan Koukash another winner at Chester. He tracked the leaders under Connor Murtagh and had the lead approaching the final furlong. He stayed on gamely to win by a neck.


It’s been a difficult day for everyone at Musley Bank with the news that our former apprentice Laura Barry lost her battle with cancer at just age 25. You could see how much she meant to Richard and the team in his interviews today and everyone will miss her very much.

Hopefully we did her proud today with four winners for the team. Zap got things started wining the silver Bunbury Cup and Gallipoli in third. Both horses are owned by Peter Timmins and they only ran because the field was so small Richard and Peter thought they should have a go. He was held up towards the rear by jockey P J McDonald. He was pushed along and only started to make headway in the final furlong. He stayed on strongly to lead in the final strides and win by a head.

We had a double at York. Delph Crescent showed a fantastic attitude to battle back when headed in the final furlong. He won emphatically at Beverley last week and showed that was no fluke. He really had to dig deep when Thomas Cranmer looked to have got the better of him but he got up on the line to win by a nose for Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited.

Kodyanna then had a rather unusual start to her race. The horse next to here in the stalls reared up and for some reason our stall just opened. Some quick thinking by jockey Oisin Murphy meant she didn’t get very far and she was reloaded. Not the greatest of starts but at least she could race. She chased the leaders and Oisin managed to find a gap between horses to get a run. She stayed on gamely and won by a short head for The Cool Silk Partnership.

Gabrial’s Kaka was given a brilliant ride by lady amateur Serena Brotherton. They had to overcome a bad draw but Serena was happy to sit last as a fast pace was set. She gradually moved up the field and asked for an effort two furlongs from home. He had the lead approaching the final furlong and held on to win by a neck for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.


Zip Along recorded the first win of her career on just her third start. The three-year-old Iffraaj filly has had a break of 296 days so it was fantastic to see her win so well on her reappearance. She was held up by jockey Paddy Mathers and started to make headway over the final three furlongs. She lead over a furlong from home and stayed on strongly to win by three-lengths for owner Sultan Ali.


Royal Connoisseur bought up our 100th winner of the year at Wolverhampton. He tracked the leaders under apprentice Sebastian Woods and took up the lead approaching the final furlong. He was driven clear and ran on strongly to win by two-and-three-quarter-lengths. A great result for owners Steve and Glen Clayton and another fantastic milestone reached for team Musley Bank.


Red Balloons picked up the first win of her career after finishing placed on two of her three starts. She came out of Royal Ascot well and was sent off the short priced favourite at Nottingham. She was always in touch under Danny Tudhope and chased the leaders down approaching the final furlong. She took up the lead and stayed on readily to wi by a length-and-a-half for owner Clipper Logistics.

We then doubled up at Carlisle. Eljayeff picked up his first win on just his third start. He made all under jockey Dave Nolan and pulled well clear of his rivals to win by five lengths. Dave was riding for owner and wife Katie so he will have been in the good books.

Equitant was our third winner of the day. He tracked the leader under Paul Hanagan and pressed approaching the final furlong. He kept on well and got up to win by a length-and-three-quarters.


Space Traveller made an eye-catching debut at Doncaster. The Bated Breath-colt was held up in mid-division by jockey Danny Tudhope. He was always travelling strongly and despite still looking green he always looked the winner. He kept on well under hands and heels to win by a length-and-three-quarters for Clipper Logistics.

Delph Crescent picked up the first win of his career winning by eleven lengths at Beverley. He was held up towards the rear by jockey Paul Hangan and when asked for an effort two furlongs from home he pulled clear.



We had a rare runner over the jumps yesterday and it was a winning one at Perth. Judge Earle was having his first run since a wind operation and it seemed to do the trick. He tracked the leaders under Brian Hughes and was jumping well. He had the lead before two out and stayed on well to win by eight lengths for owner David Armstrong.



Aljady looks to be shaping up as a nice prospect for owners Al Shaqab Racing with his third win in a row. The three-year-old Bated Breath colt remains unbeaten after a strong performance at Thirsk. He’s still learning and was keen early on. He tracked the leader until half-way and was always prominent. He stayed on well in the final furlong when under pressure and kept on to win by half-a-length.


Aurag won at Hamilton on just his third start. Sent off at 12 to 1 he was a big price considering our other runner Zebzardee was a short price favourite and there isn’t much between them. Aurag did hang right and tracked the leaders under Tony Hamilton. He lead approaching the final furlong and stayed on well to win by two-lengths. Zebzardee was third.


It’s been another great two days at Chester with four winners. Amazing Michele got the ball rolling winning for Nick Bradley Racing. She chased the leaders under James Sullivan and was second approaching the final two furlongs. She challenged inside the final furlong and got up on the line to force a photo finish with Hidden Steps. She got up to win by a short head.

We then had three winners for Dr Marwan Koukash. The first was Rene Mathis and it was great to see him get his head in front again at the age of eight. He made all under David Nolan and showed a good attitude when pressed approaching the finish. He stayed on well to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

Penwotham bought up the treble on Friday. He chased the leaders and lead entering the final furlong. He stayed on to win by a length.

Gabrial The Wire then put in an empathetic performance on Saturday. He made all under Jack Grarritty and when asked for an effort on the turn for home he pulled clear. He was eased down to win by four-and-a-half-lengths.