PADDY POWER 170TH WINNER

Paddy Power was our 170th winner of the year. He sat in midfield under Connor Murtagh in the 6f Handicap at Newcastle. He was always travelling nicely and made headway over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead and stayed on strongly to win by half-a-length for owner Mick Scaife.

 

CATTERICK TREBLE WITH MIGHTY, ZIP & DEVIL

It was nice to have some racing today with lots of abandonments and we sent out three winners at Catterick. Mighty Spirit showed a really good attitude under P J McDonald. They pressed the leader and took up the lead approaching the final furlong. He stayed on strongly under pressure and got up to win by a neck for owner John Dance.

Zip has been knocking on the door this season so it was great to see him get his head in front. He tracked the leaders under Sean Davis and had the lead inside the final furlong. He ran on strongly to win by a length for the Knavesmire Partnership.

Gabrial The Devil bought up the treble under Paul Hanagan. He was always in contention and chased down the leaders inside the final furlong. He got up to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

DOCTOR CROSS WINS AT NEWCASTLE

It was great to see Doctor Cross win again. He sat just behind the leaders under David Nolan and went second three furlongs from home. He showed a good attitude to battle his way to the front and got up to win by a neck for owners Havelock Racing.

 

JAZZ HANDS WINS AT SOUTHWELL

Jazz Hands looked the unlikely winner on the turn for home at Southwell but ended up winning nicely. He and jockey Sean Davis had to sit and suffer at the rear of the field and face all the kick-back. On the turn for home they weren’t even in the picture, but Jazz Hands picked up really strongly over the final two furlongs. He stayed on to win by a length-and-three-quarters for owners Mike Browne and Dee Howe.

FELICIA BLUE WINS ON SECOND START

Felicia Blue made a promising start to her career finishing second on her debut but she’s had her issues with the stalls. We’ve done a lot of work with her and it was great her see her act so professionally at Catterick on her second start. She was always prominent under Paddy Mathers and they travelled down the centre of the track. They edged left over the final furlong but stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-a-quarter.

CAMEO STAR LAST TO FIRST

Cameo Star came from last to first under apprentice Sean Davis to win at Newcastle. He’s been a bit inconsistent this season so it was nice to see him win. He was happy to to sit and wait as a decent pact was set. They challenged and had the lead at the furlong pole. He stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-a-quarter for Let’s Go Racing 2.

 

MILITIA MAKES ALL TO DOUBLE UP

Militia followed up on his success at Ayr last month with another good victory at Musselburgh. He made all under Paul Hanagan and used the stands side rail to good effect. He kept on strongly when under pressure and stayed to win by a length for Middleham Park Racing.

DOUBLE UP OVER YORK’S FINAL TWO DAYS

We had two winners on the final two days of York’s season. The first was Crownthorpe for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. Sean Davis had the ride and he hasn’t had the best relationship with this horse, falling off him twice including at York. They were always in touch and he was asked an effort two furlongs from home. He was ridden to lead approaching the furlong pole and stayed on really strongly to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths.

Coolagh Forest won over course and distance last month and he was impressive once again. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and took up the lead approaching the final furlong. He stayed on well under pressure and found more again to win by three-lengths for owner Alan Harte.

MENIN GATE PICKS UP FIRST WIN

Menin Gate picked up his first win under a nicely timed ride by Tony Hamilton. He was held up towards the rear at Newcastle and started to make headway over the final two furlongs. He hit the front in the final strides to get up and a win by a neck for owner A Long Long Way To Run.

SUMMER SANDS STARS ON GREAT DAY

Summer Sands followed up on his third in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes with a dominant win in the Redcar two-year-old Trophy just a week later. Carrying just 8 stone 3 he was always prominent under jockey Barry McHugh. He was pushed to lead a furlong out and easily pulled clear. He won by two-and-a-quarter lengths for The Cool Silk Partnership.

That was just one of four winners we had at Redcar. Embolden had got things started under Tony Hamilton. He made all in the heavy conditions and was always travelling strongly. He showed a good attitude when pressed inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by a length for owner Peter O’Callaghan.

Tony then doubled up with Lightning Attack. He was always in touch and was ridden to challenge inside the final furlong. He picked up well to win by a length-and-a-quarter.

Fairy Stories then won her third race in a row for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. They tracked the leaders under Sean Davis and was pushed into a narrow lead over a furlong out. They kept on well under pressure and got up to win a neck.

We also had a winner at Newmarket to bring up a five-timer. Eva Maria won a valuable handicap for owner Bill and Tim Gredley. She tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and went second over the final two furlongs. She picked up really well, lead inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by a length.ย It was her third win of the season and she’s been placed on her other two starts.