LA SIOUX MAKES IT TWO-IN-A-ROW

La Sioux made it two wins in-a-row in the same race she won at Redcar last season. She won at Musselburgh earlier this month and apprentice Sebastian Woods has been in the saddle for both victories. She tracked the leaders and lead over two furlongs from home. She did hang left when under pressure but she stayed on well to win by a length. A great result for owner Mrs Una Towell.

FURZIG FLIES HOME AT THIRSK

Furzig is lightly raced for a four-year-old, this was just his fifth start and second win. He sat in mid-division under apprentice Sean Davis and he had to wait for a gap as they approached the final furlong. When he got some daylight he pulled clear and stayed on nicely to win by a length-and-a-half for owners Mr and Mrs P Ashton.

SPIRIT PLAYS IT COOL AT HAMILTON

Cool Spirit was having his first start for us and he made it a winning won at Hamilton. He made all under Barry McHugh and showed a really good attitude to battle when challenged over the final furlong. He kept on well to win by a neck for The Cool Silk Partnership.

ARCTIC FOX WINS AT NEWMARKET

Arctic Fox was an impressive winner at Newmarket despite her 16 to 1 odds. She was held up towards the rear by jockey Paddy Mathers. She started to challenge over the final two furlongs and was switched right. She stayed on really strongly and had the lead heading into the final furlong. She won by two lengths for owner Sir Robert Ogden.

 

THREE COINS WINNER FOR FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

Three Coins win on debut at Ripon handed first season sire Fountain Of Youth his first winner. She was quickly away under Tony Hamilton but she was very green. She always looked the winner and got up by three-quarters-of-a-length. She will come on leaps and bounds for the run – a great result for Bearstone Stud.

HUXLEY DOUBLE FOR GENTLE GIANT

Forest Ranger showed how good he is once again winning the Group 2 Huxley Stakes at Chester for the second year in a row. He was always in contention under Tony Hamilton and they had the perfect run round with the pace pulled up by the leader. Tony made his challenge over the final furlong and Forest Ranger pulled clear to win by three-quarters-of-a-length. A fantastic result for owners Norman and Helen Steel.

WETHERBY DIAMOND

Mr Diamond got his three-year-old campaign off to the best start winning at Wetherby. He was held up towards the rear under Tony Hamilton and started to make headway two furlongs from home. He showed a nice attitude to battle to the front in a competitive handicap and get up and win by half-a-length.

DYLAN & CROWNTHORPE IN BEVERLEY DOUBLE

The winners are ticking over nicely in May and we had another double this time at Beverley. Dylan De Vega finished second on debut at Nottingham last month and so it was no surprise to see him win at the second time of asking. He lead after a furlong under Tony Hamilton and that’s where he stayed. He did give us a bit of a scare swerving left approaching the final furlong but ran on well to win by three-lengths for owner-breeder Smarden Thoroughbreds.

Crownthorpe has been running well and he’s a horse we have always liked. He had to sit and suffer a bit under apprentice Sean Davis sitting towards the rear of the field. They had to wait patiently for the gaps to open but when they did he wasn’t for catching and won by three lengths. A great result for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.

PADDY POWERS TO THIRSK WIN

Paddy Power decided it was his day winning at Thirsk. He was held up towards the rear by jockey Paul Hanagan and challenged late – just how he likes it. He hit the front half a furlong from home and stayed on to win by a neck. Owner Mick Scaife was on hand to give him a well earned drink in the winners enclosure.

TOUGH DISPLAYS FROM COOLAGH & CLAIRE

We continued our good run at Musselburgh with two more winners. Coolagh Forest looks to be progressing into a really nice three-year-old. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and had to wait for a gap to open over the final two furlongs. When it did he pulled clear of his rivals and won going away. He is sure to have a hefty hike for his six-length win but he looks a very exciting prospect for owner Alan Harte.

Claire Underwood is such a tough filly and she made all to hand us a double. She was given a brilliant ride by apprentice Sean Davis and when she was challenged over the final furlong she just kept finding more. She showed a brilliant attitude to win by a length-and-three-quarters for The Parker Partnership.