INDOMENEO SHOWS FANTASTIC WINNING ATTITUDE

Indomeneo showed a fantastic attitude to win at Ripon under Silvestre De Sousa. He was slowly away but soon made up ground and sat in mid-division. He chased the leaders three furlongs from home and threaded a gap on the inside to mount a challenge over the final two furlongs. There were three left to battle to the line and he got up to win by a neck for Middleham Park Racing.

DANTE MEETING OFF TO A FLYER

Three winners on day one of the Dante Festival of York was absolutely fantastic. One of the most unlikely of candidates got us off the mark in George Bowen. He hadn’t won for two years after the handicapper pulled him up to a mark he simply couldn’t win at. He also has his quirks but he wasn’t for beating yesterday. He blew his rivals away under Connor Beasley and won by six-lengths. He actually ran the five furlongs quicker than Harry Angel!

Clubbable then showed a fantastic attitude to win on her seasonal reappearance. The daughter of Mayson had to battle over the final half furlong with our other runner Zap who’s a son of Mayson. The filly got it her way battling under Paul Hanagan to win by a head for Cheveley Park Stud.

Our final winner was Charming Kid winning on his debut. He put in a very eye-catching performance despite being green and won by half-a-length. He now looks Royal Ascot bound and it could be an exciting week for owners The Cool Silk Partnership who will also have Sands Of Mali running at the meeting.

GROUP 2 SUCCESS FOR FOREST RANGER

Forest Ranger followed up his Group 3 in the Sefton Stakes at Newmarket last month with a Group 2 win in the Huxley Stakes at Chester. He needed to prove himself at the trip and jockey Tony Hamilton wasn’t sure if he would handle to tight track because he’s such a big horse but he put all doubts to rest with an impressive win. He tracked the favourite Eminent and when he dropped away after the turn for home Forest Ranger was left to battle for the win from the front. He stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-a-quarter. A fantastic result for owners Norman and Helen Steel. Richard also ended the three day festival as leading trainer with 3 wins, 4 seconds and a third.

DOUBLE FOR THE DR AT CHESTER

Dr Marwan Koukash didn’t have to wait long to have a winner at Chester this year in fact he had a double on day one of the May meeting. Gabrial The Saint has been very consistent and it was great to see him win so impressively on just his fourth start. He sat just behind the leaders under Paul Hanagan. He made headway a furlong from home and pulled clear to win by a length-and-a-half.

The Feathered Nest then won the last race on the card. She was given a similar ride by Paul, they sat just behind the leaders and were travelling strongly. They angled for a run after the bend and she chased down the leader. She stayed on impressively and got up to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

 

MILITIA WINS MAIDEN

Militia hasn’t been out the first four on his first four starts and he broke his maiden at Thirsk. The Equiano-colt tracked the leader and took up the lead entering the final furlong. He kept on well and stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length. We’ve had a great few months for Middleham Park Racing from 29 runners we’ve had 7 winners, six seconds and four thirds.

BEVERLEY BANK HOLIDAY DOUBLE

Iwasntexpectingthat gave us another two-year-old winner when getting his head in front at Beverley. The Foxwedge-colt was placed on his first two starts and it was great to see him go one better. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and started to make his move approaching the final furlong. He stayed on strongly to win by half-a-length. There were plenty of owners from the Good Bad Ugly and Deaf partnership to welcome him back.

We then doubled up with Society Red who won the feature on the card. He was given a great ride by Paul who tracked the leaders and made his challenge inside the final furlong. He managed to find a gap and challenged the leaders. He got up on the line to win by a neck for owner Martyn Macleod.

NINETYTHREETWENTY ANOTHER TWO-YEAR-OLD WIN

We’ve had a good start to the year for owners Middleham Park Racing and that continued with Ninetythreetwenty winning on debut at Doncaster. The Dragon Pulse-colt tracked the leaders under Dave Nolan. He was travelling strongly and took up the lead inside the final furlong. He stayed on when challenged to win by a neck .

NICKI’S ANGEL IMPRESSIVE ON DEBUT

Nicki’s Angel overcame a bad draw at Musselburgh to win impressively on debut. She was slowly away under Paul Hanagan and showed signs of greenness at the rear. She made headway approaching the final two furlongs and was switched right to get some daylight. She chased down the leaders and pulled clear to win by a length-and-a-half.

THE RIGHT CHOICE AT PONTEFRACT

The Right Choice picked up the first win of his career at Pontefract. The Choisir-gelding ran consistently as a two-year-old and this was just his fifth start. He soon led under jockey Paul Hanagan and he showed a fantastic attitude when challenged over the final furlong. He was headed but found more and got up to win by a head for the Fairweather Foursome.

DOUBLE AT THIRSK

The Navigator picked up the first win of his career on just his second start. He was held up off the pace as two front runners charged off in front. He made headway approaching the final two furlongs and edged left as he battled to take the lead. He hit the front inside the final furlong and stayed on well to win by a length-and-three-quarters for owner Sir Robert Ogden.

Odds On Oli made it two wins on the bounce with another impressive display. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and was always travelling well. He stayed on strongly inside the final furlong and got up to win by a neck.