UMM KULTHUM – GROUP 3 WINNER!

Umm Kulthum showed her class by winning the Group 3 Scotty Brand Firth Of Clyde Fillies’ Stakes at Ayr on Saturday up a good ride from jockey Paul Hanagan. Despite being bumped at the start start she was settled towards the rear on far side of group. She was pushed along and began to make headway over two furlongs out, she ridden over a furlong out and began to make her challenge inside final furlong. She kept on well and took the lead towards the finish. Huge congratulations to owner Saeed Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi.

AN IRISH BIG RACE DOUBLE

Mr Lupton and Shark Two One completed a successful double over at the Curragh on Sunday. With Mr Lupton showing that while form maybe temporary class is always permanent, while Shark Two One showed he will be a horse to follow after impressively breaking his maiden in a very competitive sales race.

Mr Lupton showed his class by winning The Bold Lad Sprint Heritage Handicap. He was always chasing the leaders over on the far side. He began to move closer to press the leaders two furlongs out and soon was disputing the lead. He was then ridden to lead in the final 150 yards and pushed clear. He kept on well to score by half-a-length under a great ride from jockey Colin Keane. Congratulations to owners N D Kershaw & Partner

Shark Two One then went and showed how good of a horse he is by winning the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes under another great ride from Colin Keane. He chased the leaders and travelled well into the race going second two furlongs out. He then led approaching final furlong and was briefly clear, although the advantage was reduced in the closing stages, he managed to win by a short-head. Congratulations to owner Isa Salman Al Khalifa.

With the current situation we would also like to give a big thanks to Richard Brabazon and his wonderful team who looked after all our horses so well over the weekend in Ireland. It was much appreciated.

FANTASTIC FOUR TUESDAY

A good day all round for the yard on Tuesday with four winners across two meetings. Delph Crescent and Pythagoras won at Ripon while Lucky Lucky Man and Viceregent completed the four timer by winning at Hamilton.

Delph Crescent and Pythagoras won by a combined thirteen-and-a-half-lengths under two great rides from Silvestre De Sousa. Delph Crescent got his head in front for the first time since August 2019 by making all going away from the field in the final two furlongs. Congratulations to owners Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited. Pythagoras won his second race in a row by impressively coming from the rear end of the field to win by a huge eight-lengths despite running into traffic a couple of times. Congratulations to owner Sir Robert Ogden.

Lucky Lucky Man scored his first win in almost two years winning well by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Paul Hanagan. Settled in midfield he was pushed along with two furlongs to go and responded well to lead in the final furlong. He was always doing enough and earned himself a deserved win. Congratulations to owners The Musley Bank Partnership & Partner. Viceregent completed the day by continuing his recent good form winning by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Tony Hamilton. Always tracking the leader he took a slight lead with two furlongs to go and despite being short of room he powered away in the final furlong to record a comfortable success. Congratulations to owners Norman and Helen Steel.

  

SPIRIT DANCER BREAKS HIS MAIDEN SMARTLY

Spirit Dancer broke his maiden at the third time of asking and in doing so gave jockey Paul Hanagan his first winner back after recovering from injury. Settled at the front of the race he faced a challenge over three furlongs out. He was ridden with just over two furlongs to go and went clear over a furlong out. He kept on strongly to score a comfortable success by three-and-a-half-lengths. Congratulations to owners Done Ferguson Mason.

GRACE AND VIRTUE CONTINUES HER GOOD FORM

Grace And Virtue continued her brilliant recent form by winning her second race in her last three starts under jockey Tony Hamilton. She led at steady pace and increased the tempo over two furlongs out. She was ridden when two lengths ahead a furlong out and went clear inside final furlong keeping on well to win by a comfortable three-and-three-quarter-lengths. Congratulations to owners Kaniz Bloodstock Investments Ltd.

FAORA WINS ON DEBUT

Faora began her career with a solid debut effort winning by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Barry McHugh. Settled in midfield she began to make good headway to lead under two furlongs out. She was pushed along and ran on well, readily putting the race to bed to record a good victory. Congratulations to owners The Cool Silk Partnership.

FEV ROVER – GROUP 2 WINNER!!

Fev Rover continued to show what a special filly she is by timing her run perfectly to win the Group 2 Prix du Calvados at Deauville on Saturday under jockey Christophe Soumillon. Although slowly away at the beginning she was soon settled in behind the leaders. She was ridden with two furlongs to go and was soon challenging the leader. Entering the final furlong she began to assert and won by a neck. Big congratulations to owners Nick Bradley Racing 43!

SAMARA BAY GOES BACK TO BACK AT CATTERICK

Samara Bay continued her 100% record winning her second race there a month after her first success. She was settled towards the rear of the field and began to make headway with two furlongs to go. She was soon challenging the leaders and kept on strongly to win by half-a-length under a well timed ride from Billy Garritty. Congratulations to owners Nick Bradley Racing.

INTERNATIONALDREAM WINS THE HORNBLOWER

Internationaldream continued his impressive form by winning the Hornblower Conditions Stakes at Ripon on Sunday under jockey Paddy Mathers. He took a keen hold at the start while tracking the leader and was close up with two furlongs to go. He was then switched right to begin his move over a furlong out. Entering the final furlong he was ridden to take the lead and kept on well in the final 110 yards to win by half-a-length. Congratulations to owner P D Smith Holdings Ltd.

GUMDROP WINS AT CHESTER

Gumdrop broke his maiden at the third time of asking at Chester on Friday pulling impressively clear of the field to win by three-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Barry McHugh. Always tracking the leaders he went second as they entered the final two furlongs. He was asked to go and win the race just over a furlong out and responded tremendously to go clear of the rest of the field to record a comfortable success. Congratulations to owners Lady Halifax and Lord Halifax.