GABRIAL IS THE DR’S 500TH WINNER

It had to be – Gabrial battled to victory at Epsom to give owner Dr Marwan Koukash his 500th winner. Gabrial is a legend of a horse, the nine-year-old has run in 60 black type races and he’s been placed to the likes of Frankel. The Dark Angel-gelding has notched up over eight hundred thousand pounds in prize money and has been placed 28 times. It was fantastic to see him get his head back in front under jockey Dave Nolan to give Marwan such a memorable winner.

WITHERNSEA GETS HIS HEAD IN FRONT

It was fantastic to sea Withernsea get his head in front again. He’s been running well in some competitive races and he deserved to get a win. He tracked the leader under Paul Hanagan and mounted a challenge over the final two furlongs. He had the lead inside the final two furlongs and stayed on strongly to win by two-lengths.

RED BALLOONS SPRINGS SALES SURPRISE

Red Balloons is a horse we have always thought a lot of and she ran consistently well in his first two races. She disappointed in the Wetherby’s Super Sprint and as a result was sent off 33 to 1 for the Goffs Premier Yearling Stakes at York. A strong pace was set and jockey Barry McHugh was happy to sit at the back of the field. She made headway down the centre of the track a furlong from home. She ran on really strongly and pulled clear of her rivals to win by an impressive three-lengths. A great result for owner Steve Parkin and Clipper Logistics.

150TH WINNER

Delph Crescent is our 150th winner of the season. He tracked the leaders at Hamilton under Paul Hanagan and had a narrow lead approaching the final two furlongs. He stayed on gamely when pressed inside the final furlong and held on to win by a nose for Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited. It’s been another fantastic season so far and it’s down to the incredible hard work of team Musley Bank, well done everyone.

GARSWOOD’S SON HAS RHYTHM AT THIRSK

Get The Rhythm picked up his first win on just his second start. The Garswood colt chased the leaders under Paul Hanagan and was second heading into the final furlong. He battled with the leader Fuente who hung left and got up on the line to beat us by a nose. There was a stewards enquiry and we were awarded the race after the winner had bumped us and carried us left. A fantastic result for first season sire Garswood and owners Peter Timmins and John Rhodes. I took this picture of this winner earlier this week, I think he might have known he was going to have a good day.

ANDOK WINS AGAIN

Andok made it two wins on the bounce with another strong performance at Doncaster. He was held up by apprentice jockey Sebastian Woods and started to make progress over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead a furlong out and stayed on strongly to win by a length. There were great pictures with Kieran leading up after the race, not sure what Andok said to Seb?

 

DOUBLE FOR MERCHANTS & MISSIONARIES

Axe Axelrod is a horse we have always liked and he finally showed on the track what we have been seeing at home. A strong pace was set at Wolverhampton and Tony Hamilton was happy to sit a few lengths back in second. He mounted a challenge on the turn for home and it was great to see Axe Axelrod battle for the lead. He got his head in front in the final half furlong and stayed on to win by neck. He should have learnt a lot for the experience.

Merchants and Missionaries then doubled up in the next race with Pacino. He was always in touch and had the lead at the furlong pole. He was challenged all the way to the line but held on gamely to win by a neck.

FIRST WIN FOR MRS HOO

Mrs Hoo picked up her first win on just her third start. She tracked the leader under Paul Hanagan and was asked for an effort at the two furlong pole. She battled to the front and stayed on with her ears pricked to win by a half-a-length. That’s the eighth winner of the year for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.

ROTHERHITHE GETS BACK ON TRACK

Rotherhithe hasn’t been the easiest to get to grips with, she isn’t a fan of the starting stalls and she disappointed on her last run. Lots of hard work has been put into getting her into the stalls and it paid off at Leicester. She was keenly away under jockey Paddy Mathers and was always prominent. She lead two furlongs out and was never going to be challenged. She won by an impressive five-lengths for Franconson Partners.

SIX IN A ROW

Following on from Thursday night’s three-timer we then had another three winners on Friday to give us six in a row. We had a double at Musselburgh starting with Call Him Al. He picked up his first win on his fourth start. It didn’t all go to plan with him hanging on the bend. He was headed inside the final two furlongs but rallied under Paul Hanagan to lead again approaching the furlong pole. He stayed on well to win by a neck.

It was fantastic to see Crotchet get her head in front. She’s been ultra consistent being placed in four of her six starts this season. She chased the leaders and had the lead inside the final furlong. She stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for Cheveley Park Stud.

Good Tyne Girl picked up her second win on just her fifth start. She tracked the leaders under Paddy Mathers and mounted a challenge over the final two furlongs. She had the lead at the furlong pole and stayed on to win by a length for Middleham Park Racing.