TWO ON THE BOUNCE FOR INTERNATIONAL MAN

International Man followed up his win at Catterick earlier this month with another at Carlisle. The blinkers seemed to have made a big difference and he travelled well under Sean Davis. They tracked the leader and took up the lead approaching the final furlong. He held on well close to home to win by a short head. That gave owner Phil Smith his second win of the week after Maggie’s Angel’s success the day before.

INTERNATIONAL MAN WINS AT CATTERICK

Blinkers were the trick to International Man as he won at Catterick. He was held up in touch under jockey Sean Davis. He made headway over two furlongs out and had the lead inside the final furlong. He ran on strongly and stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

THIRD TIME LUCKY FOR OAKLEY BROWN

It was an aptly named horse in Third Time Lucky that apprentice Oakley Brown road his first winner. On just his third ride Oakley guided the six-year-old to victory at York. He held him up towards the rear of the field and gave him a very confident ride. They started to challenge approaching the final two furlongs and stayed on really strongly to take up the lead and win by two-and-a-quarter lengths. He then had another winner for the same owner – The Musley Bank Partnership at Newcastle the next day. Oakley guided Lucky Lucky Man to success.

Earlier on the card apprentice Meghan Nicholls guided International Man to victory as part of the Lady Riders Silk Series. He enjoyed the step up in trip and was given a patient ride by Meg. They chased the leader down over the final furlong and got up to win by a length for owner Phil Smith.

Sootability was an impressive winner at Thirsk on debut. The Camelot-filly was slowly away under Paul Hanagan and sat at the rear of the field. They went wide to get a run and challenged approaching the final furlong. She showed a good attitude when she took the lead and stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for owners Norman & Helen Steel.

INTERNATIONAL MAN WINS ON YORK DEBUT

International Man made a fantastic start to his racing career winning at York. He chased the leading pair under jockey Jack Garritty and was second entering the final two furlongs. He took up the lead inside the final furlong and stayed on well to win by a length-and-a-half. He’ll come on for the run and looks a nice prospect for owner Phil Smith.