30 WINNERS IN SEPTEMBER

Saturday’s four-timer meant we ended September with 30 winners. Showmethedough got the ball rolling at Ripon with a dominant display on just his third start. He was always prominent under jockey Adam McNamara and had the lead over a furlong out. He was soon clear and stayed on to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths.

Adam then rode a double with a really strong ride on Indomeneo. This was the two-year-olds third win on his seventh start. He tracked the leaders and challenged approaching the final furlong. He had to battle all the way to the line and got up to win by a neck for Middleham Park Racing.

Sammy Jo Bell timed it perfectly to get Boundsy to get up and win on the line at Haydock. The three-year-old is such a consistent horse he’s won on three of his last four starts. He was always in contention and there were four horses all battling to the line. He showed a brilliant attitude to get up and win by a nose.

Our final winner of the day came at Chester for Dr Marwan Koukash. Gabrial The Tiger tracked the leader under Connor Murtagh and took up the lead inside the final furlong. He was challenged by our other runner Dark Devil but held on to win by a half-a-length.

SATURDAY FIVE-TIMER

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.

CONNOR RIDES CHESTER DOUBLE

It’s been a good week for apprentice Connor Murtagh, not only did he pass his driving test but he rode his first double at Chester. The first winner came on The Wagon Wheel. She was held up in mid-division and started to make headway three furlongs from home. She did hang right approaching the final furlong and ended up on the stand side rail but showed her class and went clear. She won by a comfortable three lengths.

Connor then gave Boundsy a perfectly timed ride to get him up on the line. He started to challenge over the final furlong after chasing the leaders and battled to get up and win by a neck. He’s been placed on his last two starts so it was great to see him get his head in front for owner Kevin Mercer.

BOUNDSY BEATS STABLEMATE AT HAMILTON

It didn’t take look for Boundsy to notch up his first win. The Dandy Man colt finished third on debut and learnt a lot from the run. He was always prominent under jockey Tony Hamilton and had a good position on the inside rail. He battled with Harome over the final furlong and had to hold off our other runner Good Time Ahead who came with a late charge. A photo was needed to separate them but Boundsy had stayed on well to win by a short head. It was also a very promising run by Good Time Ahead who was making his debut under jockey Jack Garritty.Β FullSizeRender