PADDY POWER 170TH WINNER

Paddy Power was our 170th winner of the year. He sat in midfield under Connor Murtagh in the 6f Handicap at Newcastle. He was always travelling nicely and made headway over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead and stayed on strongly to win by half-a-length for owner Mick Scaife.

 

4 WINNERS AT 4 TRACKS WITH 4 JOCKEY’S

It was a great Saturday with four winners at four tracks with four different jockeys. Mr Lupton got things started in the best possible way, winning the Group 2 Greenland Stakes at the Curragh. He did what he and jockey Jamie Spencer does best coming from last to first. He ran on really strongly over the final furlong and won by three-quarters-of-a-length for owner Noel Kershaw.

Arctic Fox made it two wins in a row. She followed up her success at Newmarket earlier this month with a nice victory at York. Paddy Mathers was again in the saddle and he held her up towards the rear of the field and challenged two furlongs from home. She showed a really nice attitude to get up and win by a neck for owner Sir Robert Ogden.

Paddy Power has been in great form this season and he picked up his second win of the campaign at Goodwood. He was held up by jockey Dane O’Neill and challenged on the outside. He was clear entering the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-three-quarters.

Gabrial The One provided Dr Marwan Koukash a winner at Chester. He was towards the rear and was pushed along four furlongs from home by apprentice jockey Sean Davis. He made headway on the outside and lead inside the final furlong. He stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

 

PADDY POWERS TO THIRSK WIN

Paddy Power decided it was his day winning at Thirsk. He was held up towards the rear by jockey Paul Hanagan and challenged late – just how he likes it. He hit the front half a furlong from home and stayed on to win by a neck. Owner Mick Scaife was on hand to give him a well earned drink in the winners enclosure.

THREE WINNERS AT YORK

We’ve had a fantastic couple of days at York with three winners. Society Red got things started with an impressive three-length win. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and started to make headway over the final two-furlongs.  He ran on strongly and pulled cleared for owner Martyn Macleod.

Starlight Romance then showed a fantastic attitude to battle to victory for Norman and Helen Steel. She was given a great ride by Paul who timed their run perfectly. She was always in touch and was making headway entering the final furlong. She ran down the leaders and got up in the dying strides to win by a neck.

Paddy Power defied top weight to win the final race on Saturday’s card. He tracked the pace and made his challenge on the stands rail inside the final furlong. He had to battle with Presidential but got up to win by a neck for owner Mick Scaife.

 

DOUBLES UP FOR ROYAL COSMIC & PADDY POWER

Royal Cosmic and Paddy Power both secured their second wins on the bounce. Royal Cosmic won over course and distance at Musselburgh just seven days ago and he followed that up with a battling display. Connor Murtagh was taking 5lbs off and it proved vital. She tracked the leaders and was always travelling strongly. She battled over the final furlong with Donnachies Girl and the pair crossed the line together. A photo was needed to separate them but she got up to win by a head for owners The Cosmic Cases.

Paddy Power followed up his win at Pontefract last month with a win at Windsor. He was held up in mid-division by jockey Paul Hanagan, tracking the pace. He made headway over the final furlong and ran on strongly to get up and win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

PONTY DOUBLE WITH SHAZZAB & PADDY POWER

Shazzab picked up the second win of her career with an eye catching performance at Pontefract. She was held up by jockey Paul Hanagan and started to make a challenge approaching the final two furlongs. When she hit the front she stayed on strongly to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths for owners Darren Barton.

Paddy Power made it a double on the card after somehow managing to find the gaps to pounce late. He was towards the back of the field but always looked to be travelling well. Approaching the final furlong the field was tightly bunched together and Paul ran into all sorts of traffic problems but when he finally got some daylight Paddy finished strongly to win by a neck.

 

SATURDAY FIVE-TIMER

Ribchester may have stolen the show but Saturday was made extra special with another four winners. We secured a double at Newbury when Withernsea won the final race on the card. He was given a fantastic ride by jockey Paul Hanagan. He was held up towards the rear of the field and only started to make headway approaching the final furlong. He was bought over to the stand side rail and battled to the winning line and got up to win by a neck.

Paddy Power has been a frustrating horse. We always liked him, his work at home has always been good but he’s been reluctant to show it on the track so it was great to see him back in the winners enclosure. He was held up by jockey Sammy Jo Bell and he was always travelling well. They had to be patient when short for room inside the final furlong but when the gap appeared they powered to the front to win by three-quarters-of-a-length. A great result for owner Mick Scaife.

It was a special day for apprentice Seb Woods. He rode his first winner on the Marwan Koukash owned Monaco Rose. The race was run under horrible conditions with driving rain but that didn’t bother Seb. He tracked the leaders and took up the lead inside the final furlong. They stayed on strongly to win by two-lengths.

Doncaster had a lot of rain and the going changed to heavy and that suited Khelman. He was held up in mid-division by jockey Adam McNamara and started to make headway over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead and stayed on to win by half-a-length for owners Steve and Glen Clayton.

PADDY POWER WINS MAIDEN

It is no secret that Paddy Power has been frustrating. We really liked him as a two-year-old and had high hopes but he just didn’t show on the racecourse what we were seeing at home. It does feel now that a year on the penny may have finally dropped. He put in a good performance at the Curragh to finish second last month and he went one better at Chelmsford to break his maiden tag. Hopefully this is the start of a good season for him.