FANTASTIC FOUR TUESDAY

A good day all round for the yard on Tuesday with four winners across two meetings. Delph Crescent and Pythagoras won at Ripon while Lucky Lucky Man and Viceregent completed the four timer by winning at Hamilton.

Delph Crescent and Pythagoras won by a combined thirteen-and-a-half-lengths under two great rides from Silvestre De Sousa. Delph Crescent got his head in front for the first time since August 2019 by making all going away from the field in the final two furlongs. Congratulations to owners Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited. Pythagoras won his second race in a row by impressively coming from the rear end of the field to win by a huge eight-lengths despite running into traffic a couple of times. Congratulations to owner Sir Robert Ogden.

Lucky Lucky Man scored his first win in almost two years winning well by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Paul Hanagan. Settled in midfield he was pushed along with two furlongs to go and responded well to lead in the final furlong. He was always doing enough and earned himself a deserved win. Congratulations to owners The Musley Bank Partnership & Partner. Viceregent completed the day by continuing his recent good form winning by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Tony Hamilton. Always tracking the leader he took a slight lead with two furlongs to go and despite being short of room he powered away in the final furlong to record a comfortable success. Congratulations to owners Norman and Helen Steel.

  

GROWL WINS SILVER TROPHY

It was great to see Growl get his head in front and win the Silver Trophy at Ripon. He raced in the nearside group under Tony Hamilton. He was always prominent and lead that group entering the final two furlongs. He had the overall lead at the furlong pole and stayed on to win by a neck for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

Ventura Lightning made it two from two and looks an exciting prospect for Middleham Park Racing. He was always prominent and stayed on well under pressure to win by a length-and-three-quarters. He has an entry in the Group 1 Middle Park.

Delph Crescent finally won his race after a few frustrating runs. He sat towards the rear of the field under apprentice Paula Muir and she judged the race really well. She asked him for an effort over the final three furlongs and challenged on the outside. They were clear approaching the final furlong and won by three lengths for Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited.

150TH WINNER

Delph Crescent is our 150th winner of the season. He tracked the leaders at Hamilton under Paul Hanagan and had a narrow lead approaching the final two furlongs. He stayed on gamely when pressed inside the final furlong and held on to win by a nose for Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited. It’s been another fantastic season so far and it’s down to the incredible hard work of team Musley Bank, well done everyone.

FRIDAY FOUR-TIMER

It’s been a difficult day for everyone at Musley Bank with the news that our former apprentice Laura Barry lost her battle with cancer at just age 25. You could see how much she meant to Richard and the team in his interviews today and everyone will miss her very much.

Hopefully we did her proud today with four winners for the team. Zap got things started wining the silver Bunbury Cup and Gallipoli in third. Both horses are owned by Peter Timmins and they only ran because the field was so small Richard and Peter thought they should have a go. He was held up towards the rear by jockey P J McDonald. He was pushed along and only started to make headway in the final furlong. He stayed on strongly to lead in the final strides and win by a head.

We had a double at York. Delph Crescent showed a fantastic attitude to battle back when headed in the final furlong. He won emphatically at Beverley last week and showed that was no fluke. He really had to dig deep when Thomas Cranmer looked to have got the better of him but he got up on the line to win by a nose for Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited.

Kodyanna then had a rather unusual start to her race. The horse next to here in the stalls reared up and for some reason our stall just opened. Some quick thinking by jockey Oisin Murphy meant she didn’t get very far and she was reloaded. Not the greatest of starts but at least she could race. She chased the leaders and Oisin managed to find a gap between horses to get a run. She stayed on gamely and won by a short head for The Cool Silk Partnership.

Gabrial’s Kaka was given a brilliant ride by lady amateur Serena Brotherton. They had to overcome a bad draw but Serena was happy to sit last as a fast pace was set. She gradually moved up the field and asked for an effort two furlongs from home. He had the lead approaching the final furlong and held on to win by a neck for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

SPACE TRAVELLER & DELPH CRESCENT IMPRESSIVE

Space Traveller made an eye-catching debut at Doncaster. The Bated Breath-colt was held up in mid-division by jockey Danny Tudhope. He was always travelling strongly and despite still looking green he always looked the winner. He kept on well under hands and heels to win by a length-and-three-quarters for Clipper Logistics.

Delph Crescent picked up the first win of his career winning by eleven lengths at Beverley. He was held up towards the rear by jockey Paul Hangan and when asked for an effort two furlongs from home he pulled clear.