FOOL FOR YOU WINS GOSFORTH PARK CUP

Fool For You won the valuable Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle. The Lawnman-filly was always travelling nicely under P J McDonald. She sat in mid-division and made headway approaching the final furlong. She kept on really strongly to win by three-quraters-of-a-length. Owner John Dance seemed pretty happy with the result.

Penwortham gave Dr Marwan Koukash a winner at Chester. Gabrial The Tiger made the running and perhaps went a bit too quick. Penwortham sat at the rear of the field under Tony Hamilton and got a good run on the inside after the turn for home. He showed a lovely attitude to win by three-quarters-of-a-length, Tiger stayed on for third.

FOUR WINNERS AT CHESTER

It’s been another great two days at Chester with four winners. Amazing Michele got the ball rolling winning for Nick Bradley Racing. She chased the leaders under James Sullivan and was second approaching the final two furlongs. She challenged inside the final furlong and got up on the line to force a photo finish with Hidden Steps. She got up to win by a short head.

We then had three winners for Dr Marwan Koukash. The first was Rene Mathis and it was great to see him get his head in front again at the age of eight. He made all under David Nolan and showed a good attitude when pressed approaching the finish. He stayed on well to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

Penwotham bought up the treble on Friday. He chased the leaders and lead entering the final furlong. He stayed on to win by a length.

Gabrial The Wire then put in an empathetic performance on Saturday. He made all under Jack Grarritty and when asked for an effort on the turn for home he pulled clear. He was eased down to win by four-and-a-half-lengths.

SATURDAY FIVE-TIMER

It was great to get September off to such a strong start with a five-timer. We had three winners at Chester and Penwortham got things off to a flying start winning a valuable handicap for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. He was held up by jockey Paddy Mathers and was always travelling strongly. He didn’t get a clear run and was switched right over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead and battled well with War Glory over the final furlong and stayed on to win by a half-a-length.

We doubled up in the very next race with Powerallied. Paddy was again in the saddle and gave the four-year-old a patient ride. When he asked him for an effort two furlongs from home he obliged and pulled clear of his rivals. He stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-a-quarter for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

Our third winner at Chester was Boundsy who flew home to get up and a win by a neck for owner Kevin Mercer. The three-year-old is ultra consistent and was held up by jockey Adam McNamara. He was switched right inside the final furlong and when he saw some daylight he ran on strongly to get up and win on the line.

Crownthorpe was very impressive at Sandown winning the nursery by three-lengths. Jockey Silvestre De Sousa settled him at the rear of the field. He asked him for an effort two furlongs from home and he obliged. He’s been placed on four of his five starts so he deserved such an impressive win. A great day for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.

Our final winner came at Beverley and Society Red made all to win the Class 2 Handicap. He showed a really good attitude when challenged by owner Martyn Macleod’s other runner Appointed and the fast finishing The Statesman. He stayed on to win by a neck.

PENWORTHAM WINS FOR RICHARD FAHEY RACING CLUB

Penwortham is a new addition to the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club and it was worth the long trip to Goodwood to see him run. The three-year-0ld was making just his second start this season and although he took a keen hold he still had enough left in the tank to win the Class 5 Handicap. Jockey Tony Hamilton made headway after switching left just before the final furlong. He chased down the leader and was driven to the front to get up and win by half a length.