Gabrial The One became ours and Dr Marwan Koukash’s 2nd winner in two days with a two-and-a-quarter length success at Newcastle. Held up at the rear, Gabrial The One made smooth progression through the field three furlongs out to lead with a furlong to go. He never looked like he would be caught under a great ride by jockey David Nolan.
It was a great Saturday with four winners at four tracks with four different jockeys. Mr Lupton got things started in the best possible way, winning the Group 2 Greenland Stakes at the Curragh. He did what he and jockey Jamie Spencer does best coming from last to first. He ran on really strongly over the final furlong and won by three-quarters-of-a-length for owner Noel Kershaw.
Arctic Fox made it two wins in a row. She followed up her success at Newmarket earlier this month with a nice victory at York. Paddy Mathers was again in the saddle and he held her up towards the rear of the field and challenged two furlongs from home. She showed a really nice attitude to get up and win by a neck for owner Sir Robert Ogden.
Paddy Power has been in great form this season and he picked up his second win of the campaign at Goodwood. He was held up by jockey Dane O’Neill and challenged on the outside. He was clear entering the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-three-quarters.
Gabrial The One provided Dr Marwan Koukash a winner at Chester. He was towards the rear and was pushed along four furlongs from home by apprentice jockey Sean Davis. He made headway on the outside and lead inside the final furlong. He stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.
Gabrial The One has been placed on three of his first five starts and it was great to see him win see convincingly at Pontefract. He was always in touch under Graham Lee and made headway approaching the final furlong. When he took up the lead he ran on strongly to win by two-and-a-half-lengths.