Lucky Lucky Man won his second race in his last three starts in the mud at Catterick on Tuesday. Despite ducking right at the start he was settled in midfield. He began to make headway and chased leaders coming around the home turn and went second with every chance two furlongs out. He was then ridden to lead over a furlong out and managed to hold off and win a sustained battle with runner-up to score by half-a-length under jockey Barry McHugh. Congratulations to owners The Musley Bank Partnership.


A good day all round for the yard on Tuesday with four winners across two meetings. Delph Crescent and Pythagoras won at Ripon while Lucky Lucky Man and Viceregent completed the four timer by winning at Hamilton.

Delph Crescent and Pythagoras won by a combined thirteen-and-a-half-lengths under two great rides from Silvestre De Sousa. Delph Crescent got his head in front for the first time since August 2019 by making all going away from the field in the final two furlongs. Congratulations to owners Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited. Pythagoras won his second race in a row by impressively coming from the rear end of the field to win by a huge eight-lengths despite running into traffic a couple of times. Congratulations to owner Sir Robert Ogden.

Lucky Lucky Man scored his first win in almost two years winning well by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Paul Hanagan. Settled in midfield he was pushed along with two furlongs to go and responded well to lead in the final furlong. He was always doing enough and earned himself a deserved win. Congratulations to owners The Musley Bank Partnership & Partner. Viceregent completed the day by continuing his recent good form winning by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Tony Hamilton. Always tracking the leader he took a slight lead with two furlongs to go and despite being short of room he powered away in the final furlong to record a comfortable success. Congratulations to owners Norman and Helen Steel.



Apprentice Oakley Brown had another day to remember winning the Ayr Bronze Cup on Lucky Lucky Man. The 16-year-old won on the three-year-old at Newcastle in July and they’ve built a good partnership. Lucky Lucky Man is a mud lark and relished the heavy ground at Ayr. He sat in mid-division and made an eye catching run approaching the final furlong. He hit the front and pulled clear to win by a length-and-three-quarters for the Musley Bank Partnership.


We had another excellent Saturday with a five-timer. Powerallied got things started at Chester for Dr Marwan Koukash. He had to take the long way round under Connor Murtagh travelling wide. He stayed on well when challenged inside the final furlong and held on to win by a neck.

Lucky Lucky Man handed apprentice Oakley Brown and The Musley Bank Partnership another winner, and then Jack Garritty guided Billy Bond to success. He was held up towards the rear and started to challenge over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead and held on gamely to win by a head.

We also had a double to York. Exhort has been ultra consistent and it was great to see her get her head in front for her fourth career win. She was held up towards the rear by jockey Tony Hamilton. She didn’t have much room approaching the final furlong and was switched left to get some room. She showed a great attitude when headed to get up on the line and win by three-quarters-of-a-length for Cheveley Park Stud.

Society Queen then gave Norman and Helen Steel another winner. She was held up by Tony and started to challenge inside the final two furlongs. She pulled clear to win by one-and-a-quarter-lengths.


Lucky Lucky Man has been second on his last two starts so it was no surprise to see him run so well at Carlisle. He loved the heavy ground and was always travelling well under Tony Hamilton. He had the lead entering the final two furlongs and pull clear to win by an impressive four-and-a-half-lengths. Owners Paddy and Kev were on hand to welcome him back into the winners enclosure.