The first-time-out two-year-old winners keep on coming and Society Red was impressive at Thirsk. The Arcano colt was held up in mid division by jockey Tony Hamilton and he always looked to be travelling strongly. They made a move over the final two furlongs and he quickened well to pull clear and win by two-and-three-quater-lengths. A pleasing debut for owner Martin Macleod. Our other runner Doctor Cross finished fourth on his debut and will no doubt come on for the run.



Donjuan Triumphant ran a blinder to finish second in the Prix Maurice De Gheest at Deauville. He took a long time to come back into himself after the winter and although he ran a great race at Haydock on debut this season the run at Royal Ascot was probably just a bit too much for him. He loves soft ground and although we would have liked it to be softer at Deauville the conditions didn’t hinder him. He was ridden by jockey Alexis Badel who’s won on him before and they sat in mid division tracking the pace. They made a move to challenge over the last couple of furlongs and Donjuan showed a brilliant attitude to chase down the leader. Signs Of Blessing wasn’t for catching though after he had made all of the running. We were delighted to finish second in a group one and you would have to think he could go one better next time.



Megan Lily shed her maiden tag in a bonus race at Chelmsford. She’s a filly we’ve always liked and she showed a lot of promise when finishing second on her debut at York in May. She’s been running in some competitive races and the maiden at Chelmsford was just what she needed. She was always prominent under jockey George Chaloner and they took up the lead a furlong from home. They stayed on well to win by a length-and-a-quarter for owners Nick Bradley Racing.


To say it had been a frustrating start to August would be an understatement with 15 placed horses, 8 of which were second. Of all of our runners have been running well but Saturday did throw up a few big priced winners across three different tracks. Normandy Knight got the ball rolling at Redcar. Sent off at 20 to 1 the four-year-old chased the leaders under jockey Paddy Mathers. They went second over the final two furlongs and battled with Quick N Quirky to the line. They got up to win by a neck for owners Norman and Helen Steel.


It was then the turn of Another Touch at Newmarket and this time Tony Hamilton was in the saddle. He chased the leaders and started to make a challenge inside the final furlong. He didn’t have much room and was switched left and he stayed on well to beat Sir Roderic by a neck. A nice 16 to 1 winner for owners Nicholas Wrigley and Kevin Hart.


Bahamian Bird was also sent off at 16 to 1 at Ayr. This was just her third start this season after a break of 277 days. She tracked the leaders, racing wide under jockey George Chaloner. They made a challenge over the final furlong and stayed on strongly to get up and win by a short head for owner Lady Juliet Tadgell.



Showbizzy has been very disappointing this season, she hasn’t looked like she wanted to race but having said that the Class 5 Handicap at Doncaster was the kind of race she should be winning and so we were delighted to see her do it so well. We put a visor on her for the first time and it made a difference. She was always prominent under jockey George Chaloner and when he asked her to pick up she immediately responded. She had the lead heading into the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths. Well done to the Racegoers Club Owners Group who have had to be patient.


We then doubled up with Normandie Lady at Hamilton. The three-year-old was held up in mid division by jockey David Nolan. They made headway over a furlong out and took up the lead inside the final furlong. They kept on to win by a length-and-a-half, securing her second win in five starts for owner Mr Phipps.



It was worth the long trip to Epsom for Ingleby Spring and apprentice jockey Natalie Hambling as they won the Apprentice Handicap. They had to share the prize though as the pair dead heated with Choral Festival in a thrilling finish. Ingleby Spring tracked the leaders and took up the lead inside the final two furlongs. She was headed inside the final furlong by Choral Festival but showed a great attitude to keep battling and the pair crossed the line together. A photo was called but the judge couldn’t separate them and they shared the win.



Frankel’s fantastic start to his stallion career continued at Leicester when Senator won on debut. The sires record is now six from eight with two-year-olds first time out in Britain and Ireland. Senator is a very big raw horse and that showed. He was perfectly behaved in the parade ring and got a great start under jockey Tony Hamilton. He was learning as he raced and he did look to be beaten halfway. The penny started to drop though and he powered over the final furlong despite hanging and showed a great attitude to get up and win by half a length. He’s a nice horse with plenty more still to come and he should get seven furlongs. It’s another fantastic result for Cheveley Park Stud who are having a brilliant season. They’ve had 42 winners so far at a strike rate of 28%.


Our Boy Jack finally got his head in front at Leicester for Middleham Park Racing. He’s been placed three times this season from his six starts and he deserved to get a win. He was slowly into stride and was pushed along by jockey Adam McNamara. He edged into contention over the final two furlongs and he joined the leader Captain Felix within the final furlong. He battled, got the lead and stayed on to win by a neck.



Dawn Mirage won the feature on the card at Beverley the Wilford Watts Memorial Handicap. The four-year-old has finished third on her first two starts this season and she travelled brilliantly under Tony Hamilton making most of the running. She quickened over the final two furlongs and stayed on strongly to win by two lengths for owners Merchants and Missionaries.


Melesina won her maiden in the next race on the card for Nick Bradley Racing. Tony was once again in the saddle and she was soon the clear leader. The Dark Angel filly was challenged in the final furlong by Miss Bates and showed a great attitude to win by a neck.



Temerity put in a fantastic performance to win at Ayr on just her second start. The Zoffany filly finished fourth on debut and was sent off at 9 to 1 to win at the Scottish track. She was held up in fourth by jockey Tony Hamilton and they were happy to track the leaders before making a move two furlongs from home. Temerity picked up impressively in the soft ground and went clear of her rivals and was eased down to win by three-and-a-half lengths. The win continues Cheveley Park Stud’s fantastic season and it was also a birthday winner for Billy Hardy who was leading up.