WINS FOR FLOWING CLARETS & SPRINGWOOD

Friday got off to a good start with a win for Flowing Clarets at Thirsk. The three-year-old has taken a little time to get together this season but she should be winning races and it was great to see her get her head in front. She tracked the leaders in third under jockey George Chaloner and took up the lead a furlong out. They were pressed heading to the line but stayed on to win by a neck and the Matthewman One Partnership were delighted with the result.

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Springwood notched up his second win of his career in impressive style at Newcastle for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. The Zebedee colt was held up in mid-division by jockey Adam McNamara and started to make headway two furlongs from home. Once they hit the front they pulled clear to win by three-and-a-quarter-lengths.

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ROSEBRIDE STORMS TO LEICESTER WIN

Rosebride has been pretty consistent on her first four starts winning once and placed twice. Richard thought that a hood might just help her and it did the trick at Leicester. She was held up towards the rear by jockey Adam McNamara and they started to make headway two furlongs from home. Once they hit the front they pulled clear to win by a very comfortable three lengths, to continue the great season for Cheveley Park Stud.

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CHARACTER ONESIE BATTLES FOR YARMOUTH WIN

Character Onesie has been placed on his last two starts and it was great to see him get his head in front at Yarmouth. It was worth the long trip to the east coast for jockey Adam McNamara. The pair tracked the leaders and took up the lead approaching the final two furlongs. They were challenged over the final furlong by The Gay Cavalier but held on to win by a head.

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ADAM WINS EBOR FOR MARTIN

We didn’t have a runner in this years Ebor at York but we still got to enjoy the excitement of the race as our apprentice jockey Adam McNamara stormed to victory on the Tony Martin trained Heartbreak City. Adam gave the six-year-old a fantastic ride, tracking Seymour down the home straight and timing his challenge perfectly to win by an impressive four lengths. Tony had asked if he could use Adam and of course the answer was yes. The horse had stayed at Musley Bank for a couple of days in the lead up to the race and it was great to see them win. The scenes in the parade ring with the owners afterwards showed how much it meant to them.

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Adam appeared on The Morning Line before the race and came across brilliantly. He talks very well and is a great role model for anyone wanting to get into the industry especially if they don’t come from a racing background.

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DOUBLE TOUCH & SHOWBIZZY SATURDAY WINNERS

It was a great start to Saturday with out first runner Double Touch winning the opener at Chester. The two-year-old Dutch Art colt had shown promise on his first two starts and he tracked the leaders under jockey David Nolan. He was always travelling well and was poised to challenge heading into the home straight. He didn’t get a clear run but when the gap opened he took up the lead and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths. Well done to owners Nicholas Wrigley and Kevin Hart.

It was worth the long trip to Bath for Showbizzy. She was always in touch under jockey Shane Kelly and when he asked her to quicken she made headway on the outside. She battled for the lead inside the final furlong with Fleeting Dream and got the better of her rival to win by a neck. A great result for the Racegoers Club Owners Group.

QUEEN KINDLY WINS LOWTHER STAKES

It was the battle of the Frankel fillies’ in the Lowther Stakes at York and Queen Kindly powered home to win the Group 2 race. Fair Eva was sent off the the 4 to 11 favourite but Richard was always confident of our chances. Richard didn’t hide his disappointment at Queen Kindly finishing third at Royal Ascot as she’s a filly he’s always liked. The following win at Catterick did her the world of good and she’s grown and matured with every week. She’s a very powerful filly and showed us what she’s made of. Jamie Spencer has ridden her every time and he was towards the back of the field along with the favourite. She was always travelling well but we just needed a gap to open up and thankfully it did. She pulled clear and stayed on impressively to win by three-quarters-of-a-length. The first three home were 5 lengths clear of the rest of the field. Owner Jaber Abdullah was there and he was delighted. He bred Queen Kindly from the mare Lady Of The Desert who won the race in 2009.

Jamie was delighted with her after the race and said ”every time you ride her she’s chunkier and more powerful and she never missed a beat today. She was gutsy and tenacious and very professional. I pitched up at Catterick to ride her twice and a three-hour drive to ride her is a joy!”

The Cheveley Park could be her next target.

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SENATOR & THE WAGON WHEEL UNBEATEN

It was fantastic to see two two-year-olds maintain their unbeaten records after both winning first time out. Senator was very green when he won at Leicester last month and he still has a lot of maturing to do. The son of Frankel was held up just behind the leaders at Carlisle under jockey Tony Hamilton and they took up the lead approaching the final furlong. He ran on strongly to win by a length-and-three-quarters for Cheveley Park Stud.

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The Wagon Wheel showed a great attitude to win at York on the first day of the Ebor meeting. She was always prominent under jockey Paddy Mathers and they had the lead two furlongs from home. She still showed a little bit of inexperience and edged right in the final furlong but stayed on powerfully to win by a length-and-three-quarters. It was great to see her follow up on her win at Beverley in July so convincingly.

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GIN IN THE INN DOMINANT AT PONTEFRACT

It was fantastic to see Gin In The Inn win so well at Pontefract. He’s taken a while to come right this season after a long break but he won in style at the Yorkshire track. He was sat at the back under jockey Paul Hanagan but started to make headway over the final furlong. Once he hit the front he pulled clear and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-three-quarter lengths. A great result for owners Dean and Stella Hardman.

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RIBCHESTER WINS GROUP 1

What a day! It’s hard to know where to begin, we had high hopes for Ribchester heading into Sunday’sย Jacques le Marois at Deauville and he didn’t disappoint. He was having yet another rematch with Galileo Gold and each time he’s been getting closer. He’s always been a horse that has shown a lot of ability but it’s taken a while to get his mind right. He was given a beautiful ride by jockey William Buick who sat just behind the leader Arod under Jamie Spencer. He was always travelling well and we knew he had a big chance three furlongs from home. As Galileo Gold faded it was the french horse Vadamos who put up a challenge. Ribchester wasn’t for beating though and he pulled clear to win by half a length.

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Richard hailed Ribchester the best horse he’s ever trained and the biggest moment of his training career. He’s now likely to go for theย Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot over a mile on British Champions Day. He will stay in training as a four-year-old which is an exciting prospect as Richard still thinks there is more to come.

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It’s another fantastic result for Godolphin and team Musley Bank. Everyone in the yard works so hard and days like this make it all worth while, so a big thank you to all of the staff.

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CLEF & THEO’S LOLLY SATURDAY WINNERS

Cheveley Park Stud’s great season continued at Newmarket when Clef powered clear to win the fillies’ nursery. She tracked the leader under jockey Joe Fanning and took up the lead before the final furlong. She always shows a great attitude and she pulled clear to win by an impressive three lengths. Artist Darren Birdie took this great winning shot.

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Owner Martin Macleod is also having a good time of things with Theo’s Lolly following up on the win of Society Red earlier this week. He was held up just behind the leaders at Ripon under jockey Adam McNamara. They started to make headway and took up the lead inside the final furlong. They stayed on strongly to win by a a length-and-a-half. That’s Theo’s Lolly’s third win this year.