It was great to get September off to such a strong start with a five-timer. We had three winners at Chester and Penwortham got things off to a flying start winning a valuable handicap for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. He was held up by jockey Paddy Mathers and was always travelling strongly. He didn’t get a clear run and was switched right over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead and battled well with War Glory over the final furlong and stayed on to win by a half-a-length.
We doubled up in the very next race with Powerallied. Paddy was again in the saddle and gave the four-year-old a patient ride. When he asked him for an effort two furlongs from home he obliged and pulled clear of his rivals. He stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-a-quarter for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.
Our third winner at Chester was Boundsy who flew home to get up and a win by a neck for owner Kevin Mercer. The three-year-old is ultra consistent and was held up by jockey Adam McNamara. He was switched right inside the final furlong and when he saw some daylight he ran on strongly to get up and win on the line.
Crownthorpe was very impressive at Sandown winning the nursery by three-lengths. Jockey Silvestre De Sousa settled him at the rear of the field. He asked him for an effort two furlongs from home and he obliged. He’s been placed on four of his five starts so he deserved such an impressive win. A great day for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.
Our final winner came at Beverley and Society Red made all to win the Class 2 Handicap. He showed a really good attitude when challenged by owner Martyn Macleod’s other runner Appointed and the fast finishing The Statesman. He stayed on to win by a neck.