Carnageo is a quirky horse and he hasn’t put in his best performances since winning the Carlisle Bell, that was until York on Sunday when he battled to victory. Wearing blinkers once again he was held up in the middle of the field by jockey Paul Hanagan. He was always travelling strongly and started to make headway over the final two furlongs. He hit the front and had to hold off the challenge of Save The Bees and stayed on to win by a head for the Up For Anything Syndicate.


The Carlisle Bell is a race Richard has always wanted to win so he was delighted when Carnageo won under Paul Hanagan. He was held up towards the rear of the field and started to make headway approaching the final furlong. He took up the lead and stayed on strongly to win by half-a-length for the Up For Anything Partnership.


Carnageo is a consistent horse and he’s really progressed as a three-year-old. There was plenty of pace in the Class 4 Handicap at Notitngham and jockey Tony Hamilton was happy to sit behind the leaders. They made headway over the final two furlongs and when they took up the lead they stayed on strongly to hold off the fast finishing Torrid and win by a neck.



The sun was shining on bank holiday Monday for a change and it was fantastic to have four winners at three different tracks. Mushaireb got things rolling winning on debut although there was a bit of a wait to find out the result in the stewards room. The Invincible Spirit colt was always in touch under jockey David Nolan at Newcastle. He was travelling well and started to make a challenge over the final furlong. His run was stopped though by Sincil Bank who hung a long way across the track and stopped our run completely. We rallied again and got up to finish second by three-quarters-of-a-length. A stewards enquiry was called and the places were reversed. It was a valuable race to win for owners Al Shaqab Racing, a total of £36,769 made up of £4,269 in prize money, £7,500 from the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme and £25,000 from the Tattersalls £25,000 Book 1 Bonus.

We had a double at Ripon starting with Forster Square notching up his first win of his career. He was held up by Paul Hanagan and started to make a challenge inside the final two furlongs. He had every chance and showed a great attitude to battle to the front and stay on to win by one-and-a-half-lengths.

Carnageo then won the next race on the card and this time it was George Chaloner in the saddle. He travelled in mid division and always looked to be going well. He needed a gap to open and when it did he battled with the favourite over the final furlong and held on well to win by a neck.

Our final winner was Innocent Touch and it was worth the long journey to Epsom for jockey Tony Hamilton. He tracked the leaders and took up the lead over the final two furlongs. He probably got the front earlier than Tony would have liked but he was travelling so well and stayed on brilliantly to win by a length.



Carnageo secured his first win of his career with a sex length victory at Ripon. He was lightly raced as a two-year-old, he grew a lot and is a big imposing horse. Richard has described him as a bit ‘thick’ it’s taken him a while to realise what he’s meant to be doing at the racetrack but the penny has finally dropped. He was always prominent and took up the lead two furlongs from home under jockey Tony Hamilton. They pulled clear of the rest of the field and ran on strongly to win impressively. The Up For Anything Syndicate were there to welcome him back to the winners enclosure.