Charming Kid made the trip over to Dundalk worth while with an impressive victory under Barry McHugh. He was sent off favourite and justified the support. He was always prominent and looked the winner a long way from home. He was always travelling strongly and pulled clear of his rivals approaching the final furlong. He stayed on strongly to win by two-and-three-quarter-lengths for owners The Cool Silk Partnership.

It was the first time Barry had ridden at the track and his dad was there to see him win. Marcus and Joel had taken Charming Kid over the water.


Three winners on day one of the Dante Festival of York was absolutely fantastic. One of the most unlikely of candidates got us off the mark in George Bowen. He hadn’t won for two years after the handicapper pulled him up to a mark he simply couldn’t win at. He also has his quirks but he wasn’t for beating yesterday. He blew his rivals away under Connor Beasley and won by six-lengths. He actually ran the five furlongs quicker than Harry Angel!

Clubbable then showed a fantastic attitude to win on her seasonal reappearance. The daughter of Mayson had to battle over the final half furlong with our other runner Zap who’s a son of Mayson. The filly got it her way battling under Paul Hanagan to win by a head for Cheveley Park Stud.

Our final winner was Charming Kid winning on his debut. He put in a very eye-catching performance despite being green and won by half-a-length. He now looks Royal Ascot bound and it could be an exciting week for owners The Cool Silk Partnership who will also have Sands Of Mali running at the meeting.