100TH WINNER – BEVERLEY TREBLE

The horses are running really well and a treble at Beverley took us to 102 winners for the season. Chiswick Bey bought up the hundred but he had to share the race in a dead heat. He was held up in mid division by Paul Hanagan and started to make a move over the final three furlongs. He chased the leader Iberica Road over the final furlong and the pair crossed the line together. The judge couldn’t separate them so they shared the spoils.

Wirral Girl was disappointing on her debut but she put that run behind her to put in a dominant performance. She made all and went clear over the final furlong. She stayed on to win by a commanding two-and-a-half-lengths.

Vaulted has been a very consistent filly, she’s been placed four times but it was fantastic to see her win. She was held up behind the leaders and although she did hang right she was in contention approaching the final furlong. She had to battle for the win but showed a good attitude to get up by a head.

FIRST WIN OF YEAR FOR CHISWICK BEY

Chiswick Bey put in another solid performance to win at Newcastle under apprentice Natalie Hambling. You know when Chiswick runs he’s always going to try his best and he was given a patient ride by Natalie. They were always prominent and started to run down the leader two furlongs out. He took up the lead inside the final furlong and kept on well under pressure to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

DOUBLE DELIGHT AT REDCAR

It was a great day for owners Norman and Helen Steel who had travelled over to watch their horses run at Redcar. Forest Ranger was making his racecourse debut and he won in style. The Lawman colt was held up towards the rear by jockey Tony Hamilton and they started to make their move over the final furlong. They pulled clear of the rest of the field under hands and heels to win by a length. He looks an exciting prospect. Norman and Helen also had a second on the day with Reinstorm beaten a neck and Buccaneers Cove ran a solid race to finish third.

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We doubled up on the card with Chiswick Bey. Adam McNamara in the saddle this time and he gave him a great ride to win at 14 to 1. He was held up in mid-division and made headway over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by half-a-length for his first victory of the season.

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