3 IN A ROW FOR ALJADY

Aljady looks to be shaping up as a nice prospect for owners Al Shaqab Racing with his third win in a row. The three-year-old Bated Breath colt remains unbeaten after a strong performance at Thirsk. He’s still learning and was keen early on. He tracked the leader until half-way and was always prominent. He stayed on well in the final furlong when under pressure and kept on to win by half-a-length.

WINS FOR ALJADY, MORE THAN THIS & JOE’S SPIRIT

After a frustrating Royal Ascot with two very close seconds it looked to be another frustrating Saturday with 4 four seconds, two of which were photo finishes. Aljady turned that around though winning nicely at Pontefract. He made all under Graham Lee and stayed on well towards the finish to hold off the odds on favourite. He’s two from two for Al Shaqab Racing.

We then had a double at Haydock. More Than This won first time out at Ayr and was sent off the even money favourite. He was always prominent under jockey David Nolan. He was headed over the final two-furlongs but found more and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths for owners John Rhodes and Peter Timmins.

Joe’s Spirit then picked up his first win since joining the yard. He was sent off  big price at 20 to 1. He took a keen hold under Jack Garritty and was always in contention. He challenged a furlong out and took up the lead. He was hard pressed but held on to win by a nose.

50 INDIVIDUAL TWO-YEAR-OLD WINNERS

We sent out our 50th individual two-year-old winner when Aljady won on debut at Redcar. The Bated Breath colt tracked the leaders under jockey Adam McNamara. They challenged a furlong out and stayed on well to win by half-a-length for owners Al Shaqab Racing.

We also handed Cheveley Park Stud their 50th winner of the season when Clubbable got her head in front after six placed efforts. She tracked the leader under jockey Paul Hanagan and despite hanging left over a furlong out took up the lead and stayed on to win by half-a-length.

We doubled up in the very next race and it was another valuable plus 10 bonus – this time it was the turn of Maybride. Paul was in the saddle once again and they sat just off the pace. She was switched for a run and as soon as she got some daylight she pulled clear over the final furlong to win by an impressive four-lengths. It was a great day for the fillies’ sire Mayson who ended up having three winners on the card.