ROYAL COSMIC FOR MEGAN

Megan Nicholls picked up her first winner of the Ladies Silk Series on Royal Cosmic. Megan holds the title and she’s taken a good step in retaining it. Royal Cosmic tracked the leaders and they made headway approaching the final furlong. She showed a good attitude to battle to the line and wine by a head for owners The Cosmic Cases.

DONCASTER DOUBLE FOR DR KOUKASH

There was a nice double at Doncaster for Dr Marwan Koukash. Gabrial The Wire won nicely under Paul Hanagan to get things started. He was held up towards the rear and was pushed for an effort two furlongs from home. He hit the front inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by a length-and-three-quarters.

Brian The Snail got his head back in front and we’re hoping for a good season. He was always in contention and showed a good attitude to battle to the front. Once he was there he pulled clear to win by a length-and-a-quarter.

EXCEPTIONAL DEBUT AT CARLISLE

Exceptional made a really pleasing debut at Carlisle under Tony Hamilton. She sat towards the rear of the field and had quite a lot of work to do approaching the final furlong. She picked up really strongly and when she hit the front she pulled clear to win by three-quarters-of-a-length. She’s a full sister to Ayr Gold Cup winner Don’t Touch and looks a nice prospect for owners Cheveley Park Stud.

IVORY A CHARM AT HAMILTON

Ivory Charm gave owner John Dance a day he won’t forget after she won at Hamilton. It’s the first winner he’s had as a breeder. The Charm Spirit-filly tracked the leaders under P J McDonald. She was ridden to take the lead at the furlong pole and she stayed on strongly to win by an impressive three-and-a-half-lengths.

Gabrial The Tiger made all under Paul Hanagan to win a Beverley. He showed a good attitude to battle over the final furlong and held on to win by a neck. That was his 11th win of his career.

 

TUESDAY’S THREE-TIMER

We’ve had a few winners of the past few days and it was nice to have a treble on Tuesday. Majestic Sands got things started with a really nice winning debut at Leicester. The Kodiac-colt tracked the leaders under Barry McHugh and was always travelling strongly. He took up the lead heading inside the final furlong, he was still green and edged right but stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length. It was a great result for owners The Cool Silk Partnership who also had the second in the race.

Archie’s Lad then doubled up at the track picking up the first win of his career. He was always in contention under Paddy Mathers and he stayed on really strongly in the final furlong to win by two-and-three-quarter-lengths. He has since been claimed and we wish him well at his new yard.

Fantastic Ms FoxΒ also picked up her first win beating the boys at Redcar. She showed a fantastic attitude to battle over the final furlong under jockey Tony Hamilton. She got up on the line to win by a neck for owners Mel Roberts and Nicola Meese.

SOSIAN REPAYS PATIENT OWNERS

Sosian finally picked up the first win of her career at Redcar. She tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan. She didn’t have the clearest of runs and was switched right entering the final two furlongs. She showed a great attitude to battle of the final furlong and get up an win by half-a-length. A great result for owner/breeder Mr Farr.

4 WINNERS AT 4 TRACKS WITH 4 JOCKEY’S

It was a great Saturday with four winners at four tracks with four different jockeys. Mr Lupton got things started in the best possible way, winning the Group 2 Greenland Stakes at the Curragh. He did what he and jockey Jamie Spencer does best coming from last to first. He ran on really strongly over the final furlong and won by three-quarters-of-a-length for owner Noel Kershaw.

Arctic Fox made it two wins in a row. She followed up her success at Newmarket earlier this month with a nice victory at York. Paddy Mathers was again in the saddle and he held her up towards the rear of the field and challenged two furlongs from home. She showed a really nice attitude to get up and win by a neck for owner Sir Robert Ogden.

Paddy Power has been in great form this season and he picked up his second win of the campaign at Goodwood. He was held up by jockey Dane O’Neill and challenged on the outside. He was clear entering the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-three-quarters.

Gabrial The One provided Dr Marwan Koukash a winner at Chester. He was towards the rear and was pushed along four furlongs from home by apprentice jockey Sean Davis. He made headway on the outside and lead inside the final furlong. He stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

 

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.