INVERMERE WINS WELL AT WINDSOR

Invermere is a very consistent horse and she picked up her second win of the season at Windsor. It’s a long way to travel but from seven runners there this season we’ve had four winners so it’s worth the long journey south. Invermere bounced out of the stalls and sat just behind the leaders under jockey Adam McNamara who was having his first ride at the track. They made headway over the final two furlongs and when they hit the front they stretched clear to win by half -a-length. A great result for McCulloch Bloodstock Ltd.

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DARK DEVIL WINS GOODWOOD FINALE

Dark Devil picked up his first win of the season in Goodwood’s final race of the year. He was given a great ride by jockey David Nolan who bounced him out of the stalls and got him in a good position from a bad draw. They sat just behind the leaders and always looked to be going well. They made headway on the inside rail over the final two furlongs and they had to battle all the way with Fast Dancer. Dark Devil showed a great attitude and got up on the line to win by a neck.

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WINS FOR GLEESE THE DEVIL & RASHFORD’S DOUBLE

It was the final day of the season at York and it was great to end it with a win and finish up leading trainer at the track with a three win margin. Everyone knows I like have winners at my local tracks and to win the title for the eighth time is fantastic.  Gleese The Devil has been improving and he showed a fantastic attitude to win for owner Dr Marwan Koukash. He tracked the leaders under jockey George Chaloner and always looked to be travelling well. They hit the front quite early at the three furlong mark and had to battle all the way with Aldreth. The pair set up a thrilling finish but Gleese The Devil wasn’t going to be beaten and got up to win by a neck.

Rashford’s Double picked up his first win of his career at Newcastle. He was held up towards the back of the field and was given a confident ride by Adam McNamara. He chased the leaders two furlongs out and once he hit the front there was no stopping him. He pulled clear to win by a length-and-three-quarters for owners Middleham Park Racing.

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IN FIRST PLACE AT CATTERICK

In First Place was exactly that at Catterick after a great ride by Paddy Mathers. The two-year-old Bated Breath colt had been placed in four of his eight starts and it was great to see him finally get his head in front. He did look to be in trouble at the back of the field not wanting to go but Paddy kept pushing and they started to make headway over a furlong out. Once they hit the front they stayed on well to win by a length-and-a-quarter.

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ISLAND FLAME SECURES HER THIRD WIN

Island Flame powered home to win at Newcastle to secure her third victory of the season. She was a little bit keen and was held up in touch by jockey Paddy Mathers. They started to make a move over the final two furlongs and hunted down the leader All The Rage. They flew down the outside and got up to win by a head for owners Northumbria Leisure Ltd.

TIGER & FULL OF PROMISE PARTY AT HAMILTON

We won the opening two races on the card at Hamilton with Party Tiger and Full Of Promise. Party Tiger broke his maiden tag at the fourth time of asking. The Excelebration colt pressed the leader under jockey Tony Hamilton and started to pick up inside the final two furlongs. He stayed on well inside the final furlong in the heavy ground and pulled clear to win by a length-and-a-half for owner Andrew Tinkler.

It was worth the trip for members of the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club who witnessed Full Of Promise battle to victory for her first win. Adam McNamara was in the saddle this time and he positioned the Kyllachy filly just behind the leaders before starting to make a challenge over the final two furlongs. She showed a good attitude to hunt down Slim Chance and win by half a length.

THIRD WIN OF SEASON FOR ROYAL CONNOISSEUR

Royal Connoisseur was given a great ride by apprentice jockey Natalie Hambling to win at Hamilton. He’s not the most straightforward of horses and he does like to hang. He was always prominent and hit the front two furlongs from home. His rivals came back at him but he wasn’t for beating and put in another effort to pull clear by two-lengths. That’s his third win this season, a great result for owners Steve and Glen Clayton and Mr Blower.

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TOMORROWCOMES WINS PONTEFRACT NURSERY

Tomorrowcomes has come on for each of her runs this season and has finished third and second on her last two starts. She was sent off a big price at Pontefract which was a bit of a surprise seeing as she was only narrowly beaten by the favourite last time. The Oasis Dream filly tracked the leaders under jockey Tony Hamilton and took up the lead inside the final furlong. She showed a great attitude to stay on strongly to win by a half-a-length. A great result for owners Mr and Mrs Henry.

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DOUBLE DELIGHT AT REDCAR

It was a great day for owners Norman and Helen Steel who had travelled over to watch their horses run at Redcar. Forest Ranger was making his racecourse debut and he won in style. The Lawman colt was held up towards the rear by jockey Tony Hamilton and they started to make their move over the final furlong. They pulled clear of the rest of the field under hands and heels to win by a length. He looks an exciting prospect. Norman and Helen also had a second on the day with Reinstorm beaten a neck and Buccaneers Cove ran a solid race to finish third.

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We doubled up on the card with Chiswick Bey. Adam McNamara in the saddle this time and he gave him a great ride to win at 14 to 1. He was held up in mid-division and made headway over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by half-a-length for his first victory of the season.

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AREEN HEART WINS BEVERLEY MAIDEN

Areen Heart was second on his debut run at Thirsk at the start of September and he went one better at Beverley. The Exceed and Excel colt was still very green and took a keen hold of jockey Graham Lee. The pair were always in contention and made progress over the final two furlongs. Areen Heart is still very much learning on the job and didn’t quite know what to do when he hit the front but he stayed on to win by half a length. He looks a really nice prospect for owner Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah.

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