BEVERLEY WIN FOR LUIS

Luis Vaz De Torres picked up his eighth win of his career with victory at Beverley. A strong pace was set and apprentice Sean Davis dropped him in towards the rear of the field. He started to make progress over the final two furlongs but had to be patient for a gap to open up. When it did he battled well on the rail and got up to win by a neck. There were plenty there from Lets Go Racing 1 to welcome him back.

UNBEATEN OTI MA BOATI THREE WINS IN-A-ROW

Oti Ma Boati reamins unbeaten and stretches her unbeaten run to three. The Iffraaj filly was held up towards the rear and was asked for an effort by Tony Hamilton two furlongs from home. She picked up really well and chased down the leaders. There was a blanket finish but she got up on the line to win by a head.

Cloudea picked up her first win on just her second start. Tony was again in the saddle this time at Ripon. They made all and she was eased down to win by four-and-a-half-lengths for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.

Indomeneo has been a bit frustrating this season and non more so than Friday when he finished fourth at Haydock. He didn’t have a tough race so we ran again at the same track the next day. He tracked the leaders under Connor Murtagh and was ridden to take the lead approaching the final furlong. He stayed on strongly and fended off the challenger to win by a neck.

TWO WINS IN A WEEK FOR SALAM ZAYED

Salam Zayed made it two wins in a week. He followed up his win at Chester with a win at Nottingham. He chased the leader under Paul Hanagan and lead two furlongs from home. He was driven out and stayed on well under pressure to win by a head for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

RAMESSES VICTORIOUS AT AYR

Ramesses was given a great ride by apprentice Sean Davis to win at Ayr. They jumped out well and took an early lead but Astrologer wanted to make the running and set a strong pace. He went clear halfway and Sean set about cutting down his lead. He travelled strongly to get to the front and took the lead inside the final furlong. He stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for owner Sir Robert Ogden.

CHESTER FOUR-TIMER

It had been a frustrating day with four placed horses at York but things took a positive turn at Chester with four winners. The first was Salam Zayed and it was a little bit of a surprise. He was sent off at 28 to 1 in the Lady Amateurs Race under Carol Bartley. He was held up in mid-division and started to make progress over the final three furlongs. Had the lead at the final maker and stayed on well to win by a length.

National League picked up the first win of his career on just his third start. He was towards the rear under Paddy Mathers and started to chase down the leaders approaching the final furlong. He ran on well towards the finish to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

Paul Hanagan then had the ride of the night to win on Gabrial The Tiger. He flew out the stalls and came across from a bad to draw to bag the lead. He made all and stayed on well under pressure to win by a length-and-a-quarter.

Paul then gave Powerallied a great ride. He loves Chester and was always travelling really strongly. He didn’t get the clearest of runs over the final furlong but when he got some daylight he powered to the finish to get up and win on the line by a short head to hand Dr Marwan Koukash a treble on the night.

LISTED SUCCESS FOR EXHORT

It was fantastic to see Exhort get the listed success she deserved in the Pipalong Stakes at Pontefract. The Dutch Art-filly has been super consistent and she replayed Cheveley Park’s patience with a great run. She was held up towards the rear of the field by jockey Paul Hanagan. She tried to make headway over the final two furlongs but didn’t get a clear run. She was switched right and ran on really strongly to chase down the leaders and get up to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

SATURDAY TREBLE

We’ve had a lot of seconds over the past week so it was nice to get three winners on Saturday. Istanbul got things started winning at Beverley on just his second start. He chased the leaders under Tony Hamilton and was asked for an effort two furlongs from home. He showed a good attitude to battle over the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-three-quarters. He looks a nice prospect and could get some exciting entries.

Gabrial The Devil was drawn in six, had the number 6 saddle cloth and it was the sixth day of the month so really we should have been expecting the win at Haydock. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and was pushed to take the lead a furlong from home. He stayed on well under pressure and held on to win by a head for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

Stewardess bought up the treble at Nottingham. She showed a good attitude to chase down the leader under Dave Nolan and then battle over the final furlong. She stayed on really strongly and won well in the end.

A DAY OF SURPRISES

Monday was a day full of surprises and the first was Primeiro Boy who won at Wolverhampton at 33 to 1. He was held up by apprentice Sean Davis and was ridden for an effort two furlongs from home. He ran on well under pressure and got up to win by half-a-length.

We then doubled up this time with Micronize who was sent off at 25 to 1. Sean was again in the saddle and the broke well from the stalls. They chased the leaders and battled over the final final. He got up to win by a neck for owners Nick Bradley Racing. Sean went on to win a 7,955 to 1 treble.

Robeam then picked up his first win on the 15th time of asking. He travelled the best he ever had but still did his best to get himself beat running into all sorts of trouble over the final furlong. He was given a great ride by Paddy Mathers who didn’t give up and they got up on the line to force a photo. Robeam won by a short head.

GABRIAL’S LIGHT UP CHESTER

Dr Marwan Koukash had another good day at his favourite track Chester with Gabrial The Saint and Gabrial The Wire winning on Saturday.

Gabrial The Saint was held up by jockey Paddy Mathers. He made headway on the turn for home and was switched left approaching the final furlong to challenge. He lead approaching the line and stayed on to win by half a length.

Gabrial The Wire chased the leaders under Barry McHugh. He waited for a run down the inner and lead with a furlong to go. He pulled clear to win by two-and-a-half-lengths.

 

 

FOOL FOR YOU WINS GOSFORTH PARK CUP

Fool For You won the valuable Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle. The Lawnman-filly was always travelling nicely under P J McDonald. She sat in mid-division and made headway approaching the final furlong. She kept on really strongly to win by three-quraters-of-a-length. Owner John Dance seemed pretty happy with the result.

Penwortham gave Dr Marwan Koukash a winner at Chester. Gabrial The Tiger made the running and perhaps went a bit too quick. Penwortham sat at the rear of the field under Tony Hamilton and got a good run on the inside after the turn for home. He showed a lovely attitude to win by three-quarters-of-a-length, Tiger stayed on for third.