TREBLE WINNER MONDAY!

Monday was a successful day for the yard as we registered an across the card treble with In Paradise and Alben Spirit winning at Leicester and Gallipoli winning for the third time this year at Chester.

In Paradise was the first winner of the day breaking her maiden at the third time of asking under a good ride from Paddy Mathers. Despite an awkward start she was settled in touch at the rear of the field. With two furlongs to go she began to make headway around the outside and was soon in a position to challenge. She was ridden into the final furlong and kept on well to score by a head. Congratulations to owners Cheveley Park Stud.

Alben Spirit made it a double on the day for ourselves and jockey Paddy Mathers winning well by one-and-a-half-lengths. He was always settled in a prominent position and looked a real danger with a furlong to go. Entering the final 110 yards he began to assert and made sure he secured the second win of his career. Congratulations to owners  J K Shannon & M A Scaife.

Gallipoli continued his good form in 2020 by winning his third race of the year, in doing this he completed the Monday treble for us. Settled in midfield he began to make headway two furlongs out and before long he was challenging the long time leader Gabrial The Saint. He took the lead inside the final furlong and although he was bumped he powered on to record a good three-quarters-of-a-length victory. Congratulations to his owner Peter Timmins.

WEEKEND DOUBLE

Gallipoli and Lady Celia provided us with a weekend double, with Gallipoli winning at Redcar on Saturday and Lady Celia winning at Hamilton on Sunday.

Gallipoli was always chasing the leaders and took the lead a furlong. He was full of running to score by one-and-three-quarter-lengths under jockey Barry McHugh. Congratulations to owner Peter Timmins.

Lady Celia broke slightly right at the start but was soon settled in a prominent position. She was asked for an effort two furlongs out and responded well to take a lead she would not yield in the last 110 yards. She kept on well to score by a neck under a good ride from Barry McHugh. Congratulations to the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.

GALLIPOLI STILL WINNING AGE 7

Gallipoli has his quirks and he wasn’t the best behaved before the race at Newcastle but that didn’t stop him winning comfortably at the age of seven. He took a keen hold under jockey Dave Nolan and tracked the leaders. He lead two furlongs from home and although drifting to the right won two-and-a-quarter-lengths for owner Peter Timmins.

1000 WINNERS IN 5 YEARS

Gallipoli bought up a rather fantastic milestone when winning at Chelmsford. He was our 1000th winner in Britain in the last five years. He was held up towards the rear under Oisin Murphy and made a late challenge over the final furlong. He stayed on strongly towards the finish to win by half-a-length for owner Peter Timmins. Well done to everyone at Musley Bank. 1000 winners in five years is a fantastic achievement.

GALLIPOLI BACK IN WINNERS CLOSURE

Gallipoli is a horse we have always liked and it was fantastic to see him back in the winners enclosure at Leicester. He was given a great ride by Paul Hanagan, he was patient on him towards the rear of the field and started to make headway over the final two furlongs. He chased down the leader and got up to beat him on the line by a short head. A great result for owner Peter Timmins who’s had to be patient with this horse.