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.
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.