MABO PICKS UP FIRST WIN

Mabo isn’t the most straightforward of horses and owner Aidan Ryan has had to be patient but he was rewarded with a win at Newcastle. He was held up in mid-division by jockey Paul Hanagan and Paul had to get to work on him quite early. He chased down the leaders and had to battle to get to the front. He stayed on and got the better of Elsyee Star to win by half-a-length.