THIRSK DOUBLE WITH NOAH AMOR & SCOFFLAW

Noah Amor continued his good run of form with three wins from four starts. He made all under apprentice jockey Conor Murtagh and despite hanging left he continued to battle when challenged over the final furlong. He stayed on to win by two-and-three-quarter-lengths. He was sold after the race and will now join David O’Meara.

It was fantastic to see Scofflaw back in the winners enclosure. He was held up in mid-division by Adam McNamara and started to make headway heading into the last two furlongs. He took up the lead inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by a neck. A great result for owners Peter Timmins and John Rhodes who have had to be patient with this horse.

SATURDAY FOUR-TIMER

We had our first four-timer of the season with three wins at Thirsk and one at Nottingham. Noah Amor got things off to a great start winning his second race in a row on his second start since joining us. He was a little awkward out of the stalls and went left leaving apprentice Connor Murtagh to track the leaders. He raced wide and took up the lead inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by a length for owners Middleham Park Racing.

Dr Marwan Koukash had a good day with two wins from his two runners. Rene Mathis has been running well and he ran a great race to win the Conditions Race. He was always in contention under jockey Paul Hanagan and they started to chase down the even money favourite Custom Cut over the final two furlongs. He stayed on well and pulled clear to win by a length-and-a-half.

Tony Hamilton timed his run perfectly on Gabrial’s King to bring up the treble. He held him up towards the rear of the field and started to make headway inside the final furlong on the stand side. He stayed on powerfully to reel in the leaders and get up and win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

Our record with first-time out two-year-olds continues to go from strength to strength with Simmy’s Copshop winning at Nottingham. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and chased down the favourite Havana Grey over the final furlong. He pulled clear to win by half-a-length to give Middleham Park Racing an across-the-card double.

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.