CATTERICK TREBLE WITH MIGHTY, ZIP & DEVIL

It was nice to have some racing today with lots of abandonments and we sent out three winners at Catterick. Mighty Spirit showed a really good attitude under P J McDonald. They pressed the leader and took up the lead approaching the final furlong. He stayed on strongly under pressure and got up to win by a neck for owner John Dance.

Zip has been knocking on the door this season so it was great to see him get his head in front. He tracked the leaders under Sean Davis and had the lead inside the final furlong. He ran on strongly to win by a length for the Knavesmire Partnership.

Gabrial The Devil bought up the treble under Paul Hanagan. He was always in contention and chased down the leaders inside the final furlong. He got up to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

SATURDAY TREBLE

We’ve had a lot of seconds over the past week so it was nice to get three winners on Saturday. Istanbul got things started winning at Beverley on just his second start. He chased the leaders under Tony Hamilton and was asked for an effort two furlongs from home. He showed a good attitude to battle over the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-three-quarters. He looks a nice prospect and could get some exciting entries.

Gabrial The Devil was drawn in six, had the number 6 saddle cloth and it was the sixth day of the month so really we should have been expecting the win at Haydock. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and was pushed to take the lead a furlong from home. He stayed on well under pressure and held on to win by a head for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

Stewardess bought up the treble at Nottingham. She showed a good attitude to chase down the leader under Dave Nolan and then battle over the final furlong. She stayed on really strongly and won well in the end.

LIGHTNING STRIKES AT HAMILTON

Grise Lightning picked up the first win of her career after a break of 326 days. She had been working really well but had to beat the odds on favourite of Roger Varian’s. She tracked the leaders under Jack Garritty and challenged approaching the final furlong. She chased down the favourite and got up to win by a neck for owners Middleham Park Racing.

We doubled up with Gabrial The Devil to hand owner Dr Marwan Koukash his 498th winner. He made all on the stands rail under apprentice Megan Nicholls. He was clear of his rivals approaching the final furlong and stayed on comfortably to win by five lengths.

WINS FOR MR LUPTON, DEVIL & FRONTIER

Saturday got off to a great start with Listed success for Mr Lupton. He sat just behind the leaders under Jack Garritty as they set a strong pace. He took up the lead a furlong from home and stayed on well under pressure to win by a head for owner Noel Kershaw.

We double up at York with Northwest Frontier in the stayers’ hurdle to hand him his third win since April. He sat behind the leaders and was always travelling strongly. He lead two furlongs from home and was well in command towards the finish. He stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for owner Sir Robert Ogden.

Gabrial the Devil gave Dr Marwan Koukash another winner at Chester. He tracked the leaders under Connor Murtagh and had the lead approaching the final furlong. He stayed on gamely to win by a neck.