WINS FOR FIREWATER & BILLY BOND

We doubled up at Ayr with Firewater and Billy Bond. Firewater picked up the first win of her career in the opener. She pressed the leader under Tony Hamilton and was driven to lead over the final two furlongs. She drew clear inside the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-a-half-lengths for owners Norman and Helen Steel.

Apprentice Russel Harris then rode his first winner for us onboard Billy Bond. He was awkwardly away and sat at the rear of the field. He made headway three furlongs from home and was always travelling strongly. He led approaching the final furlong and stayed on impressively to win by three-and-three-quarter-lengths.

SATURDAY FIVE-TIMER

We had another excellent Saturday with a five-timer. Powerallied got things started at Chester for Dr Marwan Koukash. He had to take the long way round under Connor Murtagh travelling wide. He stayed on well when challenged inside the final furlong and held on to win by a neck.

Lucky Lucky Man handed apprentice Oakley Brown and The Musley Bank Partnership another winner, and then Jack Garritty guided Billy Bond to success. He was held up towards the rear and started to challenge over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead and held on gamely to win by a head.

We also had a double to York. Exhort has been ultra consistent and it was great to see her get her head in front for her fourth career win. She was held up towards the rear by jockey Tony Hamilton. She didn’t have much room approaching the final furlong and was switched left to get some room. She showed a great attitude when headed to get up on the line and win by three-quarters-of-a-length for Cheveley Park Stud.

Society Queen then gave Norman and Helen Steel another winner. She was held up by Tony and started to challenge inside the final two furlongs. She pulled clear to win by one-and-a-quarter-lengths.

MONDAY FOUR-TIMER

This is a busy week with the Ayr Gold Cup meeting so it was fantastic to get off to such a great start with a four-timer on Monday. We had three winners at Carlisle and one at Brighton. Ocean Voyage got things started winning on debut for owner Alan Harte. The Most Improved filly was always in touch under jockey Paul Hanagan. She made headway approaching the final furlong and battled with Book Of Dreams all the way to the line. A photo was needed to separate them and the judge managed to separate them by a nose.

Paul then rode a double winning on Powerful Society in the next race. She was held up towards the rear of the field and was only asked for an effort inside the final two furlongs. She responded well and lead inside the final furlong. She stayed on well to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for owners Crown Select.

Paul then had to be stood down after having a nasty allergic reaction to a wasp sting. That meant Joe Fanning took the ride on Billy Bond. He sat just behind the leader and was always travelling really strongly. On the turn for home he looked the obvious winner and he pulled clear to win by two-and-a-half-lengths.

It was worth the long trip to Brighton for apprentice jockey Adam McNamara as he guided Marie Of Lyon to victory. She was always up with the pace and she made headway on the outside. She picked up really well and took up the lead inside the final furlong. She stayed on to win by a length-and-a-half for owner Clipper Logistics.

 

BILLY BOND WINS AT SOUTHWELL

Billy Bond finally got his head in front at Southwell. He had been knocking on the door finishing second on his last three starts and he was in the mood for winning yesterday. He didn’t get the best of starts but when Sammy Jo Bell asked him to go on the turn for home he stretched clear and won by a massive 13 lengths. A great result for owner and breeder Mr and Mrs Ashton.
Billy Bond