EQUITANT IMPRESSIVE AT CHELMSFORD

Equitant has been running well all season and she picked up her second win of the year at Chelmsford. She was always prominent under Paul Hanagan and was asked for an effort approaching the final furlong. She hit the front and stayed on strongly to win by three-quarters-of-alength.

GABRIAL THE ONE WINS NURSERY

Gabrial The One has been placed on three of his first five starts and it was great to see him win see convincingly at Pontefract. He was always in touch under Graham Lee and made headway approaching the final furlong. When he took up the lead he ran on strongly to win by two-and-a-half-lengths.

GROUP 1 FOR SUPER SANDS OF MALI

Sands of Mali showed how tough he is making all to win the Group 1 Sprint Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot. We always knew he had a big day in him and it was fantastic too see him win on the big stage. He was given a great ride by Paul Hanagan. He made all and when Harry Angel challenged him in the final furlong he found more and pulled clear to win by a length. A great result for The Cool Silk Partnership and team Musley Bank.

FRIDAY THREE-TIMER

It was another good day at the office with a three-timer on Friday. We started with a quick-fire double at Redcar with Paul in the saddle. Cognac Blue won the opener to pick up his first win. The Mayson-colt tracked the leaders and had the lead a furlong from home. He was challenged and held on well to win by half-a-length for owner Mrs Jane Newett.

It was great to see Absolute Dream also pick up his first win. He’s been knocking on the door all season! He stayed on really strongly in the soft ground when he had the lead a furlong from home. He won by three-quarters-of-a-length for owners Steve and Glen Clayton.

Amazing Michele was very impressive at Newcastle. She was always in contention under Paddy Mathers and was ridden clear entering the final furlong. She was eased down close home to win by three-and-a-quarter-lengths for Nick Bradley Racing.

1000 WINNERS IN 5 YEARS

Gallipoli bought up a rather fantastic milestone when winning at Chelmsford. He was our 1000th winner in Britain in the last five years. He was held up towards the rear under Oisin Murphy and made a late challenge over the final furlong. He stayed on strongly towards the finish to win by half-a-length for owner Peter Timmins. Well done to everyone at Musley Bank. 1000 winners in five years is a fantastic achievement.

SPRAY THE SEA WINS AT NEWCASTLE

It was a home win for owner David Armstrong with Spray The Sea notching up his second win of the season at Newcastle. He was held up towards the rear by jockey Tony Hamilton. He was pushed for an effort two furlongs from home and had the lead inside the final furlong. He stayed on strongly to win by one-and-a-quarter-lengths.

TIGER POUNCES TO FIFTH COURSE & DISTANCE WIN

We had a double at Musselburgh on their final day to bring up ten winners for the season at the track. Primeiro Boy has been knocking on the door but finally picked up his first win of his career. He tracked the leaders under apprentice Connor Murtagh and was pushed for an effort approaching the final two furlongs. He had the lead a furlong out and stayed on well under pressure to win by a short head.

Gabrial The Tiger loves Musselburgh and he picked up his fifth course and distance win. He made all under Paul Hanagan and showed a fantastic attitude to stay on when challenged over the final furlong. He wasn’t for beating and won by half-a-length.

SECOND WIN OF THE SEASON FOR SEMPRE PRESTO

Sempre Presto has been running consistently well and she picked up her second win of the season at Pontefract. She had to race fairly wide under jockey Paul Hanagan after drawing a wide stall. She sat in mid-division and started to challenge on the turn for home. She had the lead a furlong out and stayed on strongly to win by a length for owners Norman and Helen Steel.

MR DIAMOND SPARKLES AT NOTTINGHAM

Mr Diamond picked up a valuable prize at Nottingham when securing the second win of his career. He was held up in mid-division by jockey Paul Hanagan and started to make headway three furlongs from home. He challenged inside the final furlong and battled well to get up and win by a short head.

WINS FOR FIREWATER & BILLY BOND

We doubled up at Ayr with Firewater and Billy Bond. Firewater picked up the first win of her career in the opener. She pressed the leader under Tony Hamilton and was driven to lead over the final two furlongs. She drew clear inside the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-a-half-lengths for owners Norman and Helen Steel.

Apprentice Russel Harris then rode his first winner for us onboard Billy Bond. He was awkwardly away and sat at the rear of the field. He made headway three furlongs from home and was always travelling strongly. He led approaching the final furlong and stayed on impressively to win by three-and-three-quarter-lengths.