SANDS OF MALI WINS GROUP 2 GIMCRACK STAKES

The Gimcrack is a race Richard has always wanted to win and he’s finally ticked it off the list. We thought Sands Of Mali would win first time out at York but we had to wait until his second start at Nottingham to get his head in front. The Panis colt is still a shell of a horse and he will only improve with age but it was fantastic to see him win such a valuable race so early on in his career. He got a great start under Paul Hanagan and they were always in front in the far-side group. Paul asked him for an effort approaching the final furlong and he stayed on strongly and pulled clear to win by just under three-lengths. A great day for owners The Cool Silk Partnership and our own Billy Garritty who rides him every day.