Abiento broke his maiden tag in a valuable bonus race at Chester. The Requinto gelding had shown promise on his first four starts and he deserved to get his head in front. He tracked the leaders under jockey Paddy Mathers and started to make headway on the turn for home. He took up the lead inside the final furlong and ran on strongly to win by half a length.



Penwortham notched up his second win of the season at Chester under jockey Tony Hamilton. The three-year-old Dandy Man was held up in mid division and was always travelling well. On the turn for home Tony had no choice but to come wide and when they saw some daylight they hit the front. They stayed on to win by three-quraters of a length at 14 to 1 for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.


The St Leger meeting got off to a great start with two winners on the first day. Andok won well on debut and he showed a great attitude to win on his second start. He was always in a prominent position under jockey Tony Hamilton and they had the lead inside the final furlong. He had to battle to victory with Appointed but got up to win by a head. He’s a horse with a lot of scope and one to look forward to as a three-year-old.


We doubled up with Stamp Hill for owners Merchant and Missionaries. Different tactics by Tony this time who held the Zoffany gelding up towards the rear. They made headway over the final two furlongs and once they took up the lead they stayed on well to win by a head.



We’ve now sent out 150 winners for the season with Hyland Heather bringing up the milestone at Redcar. She was wearing cheek pieces for the first time and it was fantastic to see her win after finishing second 5 times. Tony Hamilton was always in a prominent position and they took up the lead inside the final furlong. They pulled clear to win by two lengths. A great result for owners Norman and Helen Steel.



Kruger Park got his first win of his career on just his second start. The Requinto colt was always travelling well under jockey Tony Hamilton. He was held up in mid-division and they started to make progress over the final furlong. They found some space up the stand side rail and powered to the front. They stayed on impressively to win by half a length for owner Andrew Tinkler.



There were only two runners in the Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Carlisle but it was far from a boring race. Luna Mare was sent off the second favourite with Golden Reign trained by William Haggas sent off at 2 to 1 on. Neither horse really wanted to make it but we found ourselves in front and Tony Hamilton made sure it was a pace that suited us. The pair started to battle over the final furlong and as they went head to head Luna Mare showed a great battling attitude. They crossed the line together and a photo was needed to separate them but we got up to win by a short head. A great result for owner Andrew Tinkler.



The sun was shining on bank holiday Monday for a change and it was fantastic to have four winners at three different tracks. Mushaireb got things rolling winning on debut although there was a bit of a wait to find out the result in the stewards room. The Invincible Spirit colt was always in touch under jockey David Nolan at Newcastle. He was travelling well and started to make a challenge over the final furlong. His run was stopped though by Sincil Bank who hung a long way across the track and stopped our run completely. We rallied again and got up to finish second by three-quarters-of-a-length. A stewards enquiry was called and the places were reversed. It was a valuable race to win for owners Al Shaqab Racing, a total of £36,769 made up of £4,269 in prize money, £7,500 from the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme and £25,000 from the Tattersalls £25,000 Book 1 Bonus.

We had a double at Ripon starting with Forster Square notching up his first win of his career. He was held up by Paul Hanagan and started to make a challenge inside the final two furlongs. He had every chance and showed a great attitude to battle to the front and stay on to win by one-and-a-half-lengths.

Carnageo then won the next race on the card and this time it was George Chaloner in the saddle. He travelled in mid division and always looked to be going well. He needed a gap to open and when it did he battled with the favourite over the final furlong and held on well to win by a neck.

Our final winner was Innocent Touch and it was worth the long journey to Epsom for jockey Tony Hamilton. He tracked the leaders and took up the lead over the final two furlongs. He probably got the front earlier than Tony would have liked but he was travelling so well and stayed on brilliantly to win by a length.



We had winners in the opening race and last race on the card at Beverley. Our Boy Jack got things off to a great start winning by an impressive four-and-a-half-lengths. He’s a very consistent horse either winning or placed on his last five starts. He was held up behind the leaders under jockey Adam McNamara and took up the lead three furlongs from home. He was pulling clear and his rivals couldn’t catch him, a great result for Middleham Park Racing who surpassed their target for the season of winning £750.000 in prize money.


Owner Mrs Newett has had to be very patient with L’Apogee and it finally paid off. He was held up towards the rear by Tony Hamilton and made headway over the final two furlongs. Once they hit the front inside the final furlong they stayed on strongly to win by one-and-three-quarter-lengths.



Tom O’Ryan’s funeral will be held at St Leonard and St Mary Roman Catholic Church Malton on Monday September 12th at 11am. The church is in the centre of Malton (YO17 7EJ.) There is very limited parking at the church but plenty of free parking across the town.

I know people will be coming from far and wide, Malton has a train station and there is a direct train from York to Malton.

The wake will be held at Musley Bank (YO17 6TD) after the service.



Dolphin Vista has been crying out for good ground and he got it at Beverley yesterday. He was given a positive ride by jockey David Nolan and was always towards the front of the 9 runners. He lead inside the final furlong and showed a brilliant attitude to battle all the way to the winning post. He got up to win by a head for owner Mr Nasib.