LADY, GIN AND SPIRIT

Three racecourses and three winners on a busy Saturday. Gin In The Inn got the ball rolling at Ripon for Dean and Stella Hardman. He tracked the leaders under jockey Kieran O’Neill and started to make his challenge approaching the final two furlongs. He hit the front and and stayed on well in the soft conditions to win by half a length. It was a well timed win as Dean and Stella had organised a pub outing to watch him run. Over 40 people from the Crown Inn Heywood were there to see him win.

Inviolable Spirit then picked up the second win of his career in very testing ground at Leicester. He was keen early on under Paul Hanagan and made all. He showed a great attitude to stay on gamely when challenged over the final furlong to stay on and win by a neck.

Lady In Question then bought up the treble with a dominant performance at Doncaster. She tracked the leader under Paul Hanagan and was always travelling nicely. She took the lead over a furlong out and stayed on strongly when under pressure to win by a length.

REDCAR TREBLE

It was the first meeting of the season at Redcar and we got off to a flying start. We had two first-time-out two-year-olds in the opener and they both ran well. Tony Hamilton had the ride on Inviolable Spirit and he took up a good position just behind the leaders. It took a while for a gap to appear but when it did they took full advantage and pulled clear to win by three-quarters-of-a-length. Owner Dominic Bardsley was there to welcome the son of Zebedee back into the winners enclosure. Our other runner Ventura Gold got into all sorts of trouble in running and will come of massively for the run.

Noah Amor was having his first run for us since moving to the yard last month. He tracked the leader under jockey Barry McHugh and always looked to be travelling well. He took up the lead in the final furlong and although hanging a little stayed on well under pressure to hold on and win by a head for Middleham Park Racing.

We then won the final race on the card with Sir Reginald Brown. It was the three-year-olds first run and he was sent off a big price at 11 to 1. Apprentice Connor Murtagh always had him prominent and they had the lead approaching the final furlong. They stayed on well and fended off the late challenge of Benjamin Thomas to win by a short head for owner Phil Smith.