LISTED SUCCESS FOR DANCE DIVA

It was a great result for us and Cheveley Park Stud in the Listed race at Carlisle with a 1-2. Dance Diva sat just behind the leader under Paul Hanagan and took up the lead over a furlong out. She held on from the fast finishing Clubbable under Tony Hamilton to win by a neck. We were delighted for both fillies and it was a notable success for Mayson who’s the sire of both.

EXHORT WINS AGAIN

Exhort is a very consistent filly, she’s only been unplaced on two of her eight starts and she won again at Ayr. She tracked the leaders under David Nolan and she didn’t get the clearest of runs. She challenged over the final two furlongs and soon had the lead. She stayed on strongly to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for Cheveley Park Stud.

100 UP FOR NORMAN & HELEN STEEL

Wins for Society Queen and Spanish Mane over the last week has meant we’ve trained 100 winners for owners Norman and Helen Steel. Society Queen was sent off the 4 to 1 on favourite in a three runner race at Ayr after finishing second on her debut. She justified the odds winning by half-a-length under jockey Paddy Mathers.

Spanish Mane then picked up the first win of her career at Wetherby on her third start. Sent off at 16 to 1 she was always in touch on the rail under jockey Sebastian Woods. They started to make headway over the final two furlongs and chased down the leader. They kept on well and got up to win on the line by a nose.

It’s a fantastic milestone to reach and i’m delighted for Norman and Helen who are fantastic supporters of the yard.

 

PONTEFRACT DOUBLE WITH POSH PERFECT & SUEGIOO

It was fantastic to see Suegioo back in the winners enclosure. To say he’s a quirky horse would be an understatement and watching the race you wouldn’t have thought he would win. He was travelling at the rear around five lengths off the pace under Tony Hamilton. He started to close the gap heading into the final eight furlongs. He was taken wide on the turn for home and he picked up well. He ran on really strongly over the final furlong and got up to win by one-and-a-quarter-lengths for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

Posh Perfect picked up the first win of her career on just her third start. The Showcasing-filly made all under Tony and showed a good attitude to stay on under pressure to win by a short head.

WINS FOR ALJADY, MORE THAN THIS & JOE’S SPIRIT

After a frustrating Royal Ascot with two very close seconds it looked to be another frustrating Saturday with 4 four seconds, two of which were photo finishes. Aljady turned that around though winning nicely at Pontefract. He made all under Graham Lee and stayed on well towards the finish to hold off the odds on favourite. He’s two from two for Al Shaqab Racing.

We then had a double at Haydock. More Than This won first time out at Ayr and was sent off the even money favourite. He was always prominent under jockey David Nolan. He was headed over the final two-furlongs but found more and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths for owners John Rhodes and Peter Timmins.

Joe’s Spirit then picked up his first win since joining the yard. He was sent off Β big price at 20 to 1. He took a keen hold under Jack Garritty and was always in contention. He challenged a furlong out and took up the lead. He was hard pressed but held on to win by a nose.

TUESDAY FOUR-TIMER

It’s Royal Ascot week but we have plenty of runners elsewhere and we had a treble at Hamilton. Baronial Pride got the ball rolling winning on debut for Nick Bradley Racing. The Mayson colt was slowly away and had no choice to sit last under jockey Tony Hamilton. He was pushed along a furlong out and he found a gap between horses. He picked up really strongly and pulled clear to get up and win by two-lengths.

Sioux Frontier then picked up his first win. The three-year-old tracked the leaders and started to make headway approaching the final furlong. He showed a good attitude to battle with Admiral Rooke and got up to win by a neck for owner Mrs Una Towell.

Connor Murtagh bought up the treble in the apprentice race onboard Royal Cosmic. He sat on midfield but dropped back to last as a strong pace was set. He asked for an effort over the final two furlongs and soon had the lead. They stretched clear to win by an impressive three-and-three-quarter-lengths for owners the Cosmic Cases.

Our fourth winner of the day came at Ripon with Doctor Cross. He’s been running consistently well so it was great to see him get his head in front. He was held up in mid-division by jockey Jack Garritty. He was switched to the outside and made headway over the final two furlongs. He lead entering the final furlong and stayed on to win by Β two-lengths for owners Havelock Racing.

 

 

BORODIN PICKS UP FIRST WIN IN STYLE

Borodin picked up the first win of his career at Thirsk on just his second start. TheΒ High Chaparral-gelding tracked the leaders under jockey Jack Garritty. He was asked for an effort approaching the final furlong and lead over a furlong from home. He stayed on strongly to win by two-and-three-quarter-lengths for owner Sir Robert Ogden.

 

BRIAN THE SNAIL NOT SO SLOW AT DONCASTER

To say Brian The Snail has been frustrating would be an understatement. He’s a horse we really liked but he lost his way. He’s been gelded and had a wind operation and he finally got his head back in front at Doncaster. He tracked the leaders under Tony Hamilton and was asked to mount a challenge two furlongs from home. He lead entering the final furlong and stayed on well to win by a length. A great result for Godolphin who have had to be patient, lets hope this is the start of an upward curve.

 

THREE WINNERS AT YORK

We’ve had a fantastic couple of days at York with three winners. Society Red got things started with an impressive three-length win. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and started to make headway over the final two-furlongs. Β He ran on strongly and pulled cleared for owner Martyn Macleod.

Starlight Romance then showed a fantastic attitude to battle to victory for Norman and Helen Steel. She was given a great ride by Paul who timed their run perfectly. She was always in touch and was making headway entering the final furlong. She ran down the leaders and got up in the dying strides to win by a neck.

Paddy Power defied top weight to win the final race on Saturday’s card. He tracked the pace and made his challenge on the stands rail inside the final furlong. He had to battle with Presidential but got up to win by a neck for owner Mick Scaife.

 

DEAD HEAT THRILLER FOR CAMEO STAR

Cameo Star battled bravely to share the honours at Hamilton. He tracked the leaders under Tony Hamilton and took up the lead approaching the final furlong. He was pressed by Mr Wagyu and the pair battled to the line. It took a long time for the result of the photo finish to come though and the judge couldn’t separate them. He shared the spoils in a dead heat for Lets Go Racing 2.

Clubbable is ultra consistent and she showed a fantastic attitude to win at Chelmsford. She travelled in mid-division under Paul Hanagan and was asked for an effort approaching the final furlong. He had to be patient to get a run and they battled with Crossing The Line. Clubbable got up to win by a neck for Cheveley Park Stud.