SATURDAY’S SIX WINNERS

What a day! Six winners across four tracks with five different jockeys. We weren’t sure it was going to be that kind of day though after a couple of seconds Richard was shouting at the television but then Mr Lupton showed that amazing attitude to win the feature race at York. Jockey Jamie Spencer was desperate to ride him and for him to run in this race after they finished third at Newmarket in May. It was a tough ask carrying top weight but with a big pot to be won it was worth the chance. Mr Lupton was given a typical Spencer ride, held up ready to pounce late. They hit the front inside the final furlong and powered clear to win by half a length. It’s been an incredible introduction to racing for owner Noel Kershaw who got involved with Mr Lupton after buying half of him at Graham Wylie’s charity day. Richard is also happy as he owns the other half. We’ll see how Mr Lupton is over the next few days but he’ll run in the Wokingham if he gets in.

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We then doubled up at York with a Royal Applause filly making her debut. Marie Of Lyon is a horse we have always liked. She was very relaxed before the race and looked a picture in the paddock. She was held up in mid division by jockey Paul Hanagan and when they wanted to make a move they had to be patient and wait for a gap. They made headway inside the final furlong and pulled clear to win by a length-and-a-half. It was a smart performance and there’s lots to look forward to for owners Clipper Logisitics.

We also doubled up at Chester. Celebration won the Class 3 Handicap under jockey Paddy Mathers. The three-year-old has been placed on his first three starts this season so he’s been knocking on the door. He tracked the leaders and made an effort to challenge over a furlong out. He battled with the favourite Reflektor all the way to the line but got up to beat him by a neck.

We finally had a Chester winner for Dr Marwan Koukash, to say he’s been unlucky this season would be an understatement. He’s been handed some horrendous draws and his horses have been running well without winning, well that changed with Lexi’s Hero. He made all under Paddy Mathers and was only troubled in the last furlong, but we weren’t worried as it was Marwan’s other runner Ballesteros. The pair battled and Lexi rallied again to win by a neck. Marwan was there and he celebrated with a couple of soap stars Kelvin Fletcher and Ryan Thomas.

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Marwan had already had a winner with Gabrial The Tiger at Musselburgh. The four-year-old loves the track winning on all three of his starts there. He made all under jockey Adam McNamara and they set a strong pace. He stayed on really strongly and was never troubled winning by a length-and-three-quarters. Marwan is going to present the winning owners trophy to a fan at Salford’s game with Castleford in early July.

Our final and sixth winner of the day was Hidden Treasures at Leicester. She was sent off as one of the outsiders of the field at 10 to 1 but that didn’t bother her. She was always prominent under jockey Tony Hamilton. She had the lead two furlongs from home and was challenged by Flying Fantasy. Hidden Treasures rallied again and stayed on to hold off the challenge and win by a neck. A great result for owner Andrew Tinkler.

MAYFAIR LADY MAKES ALL TO WIN AT YORK AGAIN

Mayfair Lady loves winning at York and she loves doing it from the front. She won a nursery by five lengths at the Ebor meeting last season and we weren’t completely sure how she had trained on, well she answered that question. She broke well from the stalls and was given a confident ride by apprentice jockey Adam McNamara. They made all and she never looked like being caught. She stayed on to win by two-and-a-half-lengths for owners Norman and Helen Steel. This was Adam’s biggest win to date and takes his tally to 14.

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GROWL WINS FEATURE AT NOTTINGHAM

We’re finally having a couple of winners for Dr Marwan Koukash and with Chester starting tomorrow lets hope it’s the start of a winning run. Growl has finished fourth on his first three starts since moving to us and he is a bit of a softy. Paul Hanagan rode him at Chester and felt he curled up when other horses surrounded him. He managed to get a bit of daylight at Nottingham and they started to make headway two furlongs from home. When they hit the front they stayed on strongly to win by a length.

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PENWORTHAM WINS FOR RICHARD FAHEY RACING CLUB

Penwortham is a new addition to the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club and it was worth the long trip to Goodwood to see him run. The three-year-0ld was making just his second start this season and although he took a keen hold he still had enough left in the tank to win the Class 5 Handicap. Jockey Tony Hamilton made headway after switching left just before the final furlong. He chased down the leader and was driven to the front to get up and win by half a length.

2 OUT OF 2 FOR KOCOLLADA

Kocollada made an impressive debut at Thirsk last month and she followed that up with another good win at Musselburgh. The Kodiac filly was a little bit slow away and she was held up at the back of the field by jockey Tony Hamilton. She made headway around the outside approaching the final furlong and ran on strongly to get up and beat the favourite Poet’s Society by a neck.

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WHAT A DAY: IMSHIVALLA SHINES ON OAKS DAY

Imshivalla if we are honest was the biggest surprise of the day. She was the 25 to 1 outsider of the field at Epsom but we let her take her chance especially when she loves the softer ground. The way the race was run suited her perfectly. They didn’t go much of a gallop and she was always prominent under jockey Paul Hanagan. Turning for home Paul found a gap on the rail and they took up the lead two furlongs out. They stayed on strongly and never looked like being caught, winning by one and a quarter lengths. The reaction from the Pow Partnership was brilliant they were caught on camera jumping up and down and shouting her home. She is a tough mare.

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WHAT A DAY: CATTERICK TREBLE

Queen Kindly won the opener at Catterick and another filly Invermere then went on to win the feature. This was only her second start after a break of 196 days and she showed a fantastic attitude. She got a good start under jockey Tony Hamilton and tracked the leaders. She started to battle over the final furlong and when she hit the lead she wasn’t going to give it up. She stayed on to win by a neck for owner McCulloch Bloodstock Limited.

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Our third winner at the track was Luis Vaz De Torres and it was great to see him get his head in front, he has been a bit frustrating. He chased the leaders two furlongs from home under jockey Tom Eaves and had taken up the lead inside the final furlong. He stayed on well to beat Best Trip by a length and there were plenty of members of Lets Go Racing 1 to welcome him back into the winners enclosure.

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WHAT A DAY: FRANKEL FILLY FLIES HOME

Oaks day got off to a fantastic start but not at Epsom but at Catterick. Queen Kindly is a daughter of Frankel and a filly we really like. She was sent off the odds on favourite and you’re always a little bit nervous, you can never plan how they will run first time out. Jockey Jamie Spencer knew we liked her and he rode her with plenty of confidence. She was held up just behind the leaders, started to make a move two furlongs from home and soon pulled clear of the rest of the field. She went on to win by 5 lengths on the bridle and looks an exciting prospect for owner Jaber Abdullah. IMG_4397

CARNAGEO GETS JUNE OFF TO A GREAT START

Carnageo secured his first win of his career with a sex length victory at Ripon. He was lightly raced as a two-year-old, he grew a lot and is a big imposing horse. Richard has described him as a bit ‘thick’ it’s taken him a while to realise what he’s meant to be doing at the racetrack but the penny has finally dropped. He was always prominent and took up the lead two furlongs from home under jockey Tony Hamilton. They pulled clear of the rest of the field and ran on strongly to win impressively. The Up For Anything Syndicate were there to welcome him back to the winners enclosure.

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IN MY PLACE BATTLES FOR REDCAR WIN

In My Place has been running well this season after a 159 day break and he got his head in front at Redcar on his fourth start since April. He was held up towards the rear by jockey Tony Hamilton and they started to make headway inside the final two furlongs. He is a little bit quirky and did hang left but but he kept on towards the finish and stayed on to win by a neck.