Dubai Acclaim made it eight days in a row with at least one winner for the yard by getting his head in front for the fifth time in his career at Redcar. Settled just behind the leaders he was asked for an effort two furlongs out and responded well to take the lead with just over a furlong to go. He kept on well to score by one-and-a-half-lengths under a great ride from jockey Connor Murtagh. Congratulations to owners to Steve & Glen Clayton.


Dubai Acclaim followed up his success in the Leger Legends race with a win at Beverley. Sean Davis was in the saddle this time and they were always in touch. They challenged approaching the final furlong and took up the lead. They stayed on well to win by half-a-length for owners Steve and Glen Clayton.


Sammy Jo Bell won the Leger Legends race two years after retiring from the saddle. Sammy was riding Dubai Acclaim and faced stiff competition from the likes of Noel Fehily and Kieren Fallon. She was happy to sit towards the rear of the field as a fast pace was set. Dubai Acclaim was always travelling strongly and he hit the front before the furlong marker. He stayed on well and fended off the late challenge of Hammer Gun and Noel Fehily to win by a short head. Owners Steve and Glen were delighted that Sammy rode then another winner and although Sammy loved the buzz she’s not temped to come back full time.

Earlier on the card Bravo Faisal won the nursery. That’s the second win of his career and he’s still a big raw horse and there’s plenty to come. He was held up in the race by Paul Hanagan and was asked to challenge a furlong out. He was still green and wandered around but kept on well towards the finish to win by half-a-length.


We had a nice double at Newcastle with Wirral Girl getting the ball rolling in the first race on the card. Russell Harris was onboard in the apprentice handicap and they were always prominent. They sat behind the leader and took up the running approaching the final two furlongs. They stayed on really strongly and won by an impressive eight-lengths for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.

Dubai Acclaim picked up the second win of his career. He tracked the leader under jockey Paddy Mathers and had the lead inside the final furlong. He stayed on well under pressure and held on to win by a neck. Owners Steve and Glen Clayton were there to welcome him back into the winners enclosure.


Dubai Acclaim has been running really well and finished second on two of his first starts so it was great to see him pick up a win at Wolverhampton. The bad weather meant Paul couldn’t get there to ride so Richard Kingscote was in the saddle. He made all and pushed clear inside the final furlong. He ran on strongly to win by two-lengths for owners Steve and Glen Clayton.