WINS FOR QUEEN PENN, BORODIN & RENE

Queen Penn finally got her soft ground and back in the winners enclosure. She raced keenly under Paddy Mathers at Thirsk and lead two furlongs from home. She was pressed towards the finish and showed a good attitude to stay on and win by a neck.

We then doubled up at the track with Borodin. He’s been a very consistent horse and it was great to see him get his head in front again for Sir Robert Ogden. He tracked the leader under Jack Garritty and started to press over the final two furlongs. He was hard pressed inside the final furlong and stayed on well to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

Rene Mathis made all under Connor Murtagh to win at Wolverhampton. The eight-year-old has been a star for owner Dr Marwan Koukash and this was his second win this season.

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 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.