BAYAN KASIRGA WINS AGAIN

Bayan Kasirga has got that winning feeling, she’s won five races since the end of November. The six-year-old mare was held up in mid division by jockey Sammy Jo Bell. They made headway over the final furlong and pulled clear to win by one-and-three-quarter-lengths. Another great result for owner Stephen Humphreys who i’m sure was watching in Dubai.

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JOHNNY B GOODE REWARDS PATIENCE

Johnny B Goode finally got his head in front to reward the patience shown by owner Jonathan Gill. He was placed on four of his seven starts last season and he’s been even more frustrating this season. The four-year-old made all at Thirsk under George Chaloner. They were challenged inside the final furlong but they stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

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DON’T TOUCH REMAINS UNBEATEN

There was a bit of pressure heading into Saturday’s race at Haydock. Don’t Touch was such a star last season winning all five of his races including the Gold Cup, we just hoped he was as good this season and he didn’t disappoint us. He faced some tough competition including Baccarat a horse we used to train who was bought at the sales by Godolphin. Once again Tony Hamilton was in the saddle and they tracked the leaders in the early part of the race. Don’t Touch was shaken up two furlongs from home and started to challenge inside the final furlong. He showed that great attitude we saw last season and stayed on powerfully to win by one-and-a-quarter lengths. That’s now six wins from six and it looks to be another exciting season ahead for Mr and Mrs Wrigley and Kevin Hart.

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SPIN DOCTOR MAKES IMPRESSIVE DEBUT

Richard was delighted with the performance of Spin Doctor on her debut at Nottingham. The daughter of Mayson is bred by Cheveley Park stud and Mayson has had a great start to his stallion career. His first son won impressively for Ed dunlop and Spin Doctor is the first daughter to win. She didn’t get the best of starts and tracked the leaders under jockey Tony Hamilton. They found themselves in front probably earlier than they would have liked but she stayed on powerfully to win by a length.

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FINAL DAY CHESTER WINNER

It had been a very frustrating few days at Chester, with horses running really well without winning. Over the entire week across different tracks we had 20 placed horses so it was fantastic to get a Friday winner with Khelman. We thought that he might just need the run but he was handed a good draw from stall one.  He was held up in mid division by Adam McNamara and they started to make an impression two furlongs from home. They didn’t get a clear run but when Adam found some room he ran on and stayed on strongly to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

BALTIC BEAU & JORDAN SPORT IMPRESS AT REDCAR

We secured another double at a Yorkshire track with Baltic Beau and Jordan Sport both winning well at Redcar. Baltic Beau was bought for just a thousand Guineas by Nick Bradley and he looks to be a shrewd purchase. Yesterday was his debut and he was very much learning on the job. He tracked the leaders under jockey Tony Hamilton and looked very green. The penny dropped half way through the race and he made headway a furlong out. He stayed on well  to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

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Jordon Sport was very impressive when winning the feature race on the card. He didn’t give jockey Jamie Spencer the easiest of rides. He was held up at the back of the field to try and settle him but despite Jamie’s best efforts he was still keen. He then had to wait for a gap to appear and when it did he powered to the front. He stayed on strongly under hands and heels to win by one-and-a-quarter lengths for owner Jaber Abdullah.

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MISS VAN GOGH & EVANGELICAL PAINT PERFECT PICTURE

Once again it was the fillies showing the way with a double at Nottingham. Miss Van Gogh is such a tough filly and you always know she is going to try. She had come on from her first run at Redcar earlier this month and according to Racing UK she was yesterday’s stand out performance. She was held up towards the rear by jockey Paul Hanagan and started to make headway two furlongs from home. She kept on strongly and pulled clear to win by three-and-a-quarter lengths. She’s won 3 of her 5 races under Paul and he loves her, as do her owners Dyson Racing and Mr Powell.

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Evangelical recorded her first win on her seasonal debut. She didn’t get the best of starts and had a bit of ground to make up but she soon caught up with the others. She started to make headway under jockey Adam McNamara as they entered the final furlong and she showed a fantastic turn of foot to stretch clear and win by two-and-a-quarter lengths. A great result for owners Cheveley Park Stud.

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SANAADH & ISLAND FLAME WIN AT THIRSK

Sanaadh won the opening race on the card at Thirsk under jockey David Nolan. This was only her third start and she was held up behind the leaders before making a challenge inside the final furlong. She took up the lead and stayed on strongly to win by a neck for owner Jaber Abdullah.

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We followed up that win with Island Flame, Robert Winston in the saddle this time. The three-year-old was held up towards the back of the field and looked to have a lot to do. She started to make ground two furlongs from home and battled for the lead inside the final furlong. She stayed on to win by a length-and-a-quarter for owners Northumbria Leisure Ltd.

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FARHAM WINS AT HAYDOCK

It was beginning to look like one of those Saturday’s when things just wouldn’t go right but then Farham won at Haydock. We’ve been stop start with him ever since he arrived to Musley Bank but he’s finished second and fourth on his first two starts this season and finally got his head in front. He tracked the leaders under jockey Sammy Jo Bell and made an effort on the inside rail. He didn’t get the clearest of runs but stayed on well and held off a late challenge by Zaria to win by a short head. A great result for the Matthewman One Partnership who’ve had to be patient with this horse. Alan and Hazel were at Haydock to welcome him back into the winners enclosure.

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GARICA SHOWS WINNING ATTITUDE

Garcia showed a fantastic attitude to win at Beverley on only his third start. He was gelded after his first run and went on to win at York last season. He’s much more relaxed but having only had two previous starts he’s still learning. The race at Beverley, the Queen’s Own Yeomanry Handicap was a competitive one but he battled for victory. He was slow out of the stalls but soon made up ground and was in the perfect position under Tony Hamilton on the rail. In the home straight Tony spotted a gap and took his opportunity to make his move. Garcia responded but he was very green and still clearly learning. Despite that he battled with the favourite Arab Poet and Garcia got the better of his rival to win by a length-and-three-quarters.

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There were lots of the Highclere Pelham syndicate there to welcome him into the winners enclosure. We also had a special winners presentation with a Yorkshire Squadron of the Queens Own Yeomanry there to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.