A MONDAY DOUBLE

Right Action and Internationaldream gave us an across the card double at Thirsk and Ayr respectively on Monday.

Right Action was settled in just behind the leaders and was asked for an effort inside the last two furlongs. He responded well to take the lead in the final 150 yards and kept on well to score by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under a good ride from jockey David Nolan. Congratulations to owners Middleham Park Racing LVII & Partner.

Internationaldream completed our double by battling on gamely to win by half-a-length under jockey Tony Hamilton at Ayr. He was always tracking the leader and was pushed along two furlongs out to take a lead with just over a furlong left. He kept going well to ensure he broke his maiden as the second time of asking. Congratulations to owner P D Smith Holdings Ltd.

RIGHT ACTION BACK IN WINNERS ENCLOSURE

Right Action came off a 145 day break to win at Doncaster. He pressed the leader under jockey Silvestre De Sousa and lead well over a furlong from home. He held on when challenged to win by half-a-length for owners Middleham Park Racing.

RIGHT ACTION IMPRESSIVE AT CATTERICK

Right Action overcame stall 13 to really impress at Catterick. He bounced out the stalls under Paul Hanagan and made all. He was always travelling strongly and was ridden clear two furlongs from home. He stayed on to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths to bag his second victory on the bounce for owners Middleham Park Racing.

TURF IS BACK & SO ARE WE – 3 WINNERS!

The turf season got underway this weekend and we started as we mean to go on with three winners. Golconda Prince got the ball rolling in the Apprentice race. He’s been unlucky on his last few runs and things finally fell right for him. He jumped out well and was always prominent under Sebastian Woods. He was ridden to challenge over a furlong out and when he grabbed the lead he stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-a-quarter for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.

Middleham Park Racing then had a great day with three winners including a double with us. Right Action won the first on the card under jockey Silvestre De Sousa. He raced on the far side and was always in contention. He lead two furlongs from home and showed a great attitude when pressed in the final furlong. He stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

Ventura Dragon picked up his third win of his career under a confident ride from Connor Murtagh. He was held up towards the rear and started to make a move approaching the final two furlongs. He kept up to his task and battled to the lead and stayed on to win by half-a-length.

 

RIGHT ACTION BOXING DAY WINNER

It was great to see Right Action get his head in front to give us a Boxing Day winner. He was given a good ride by apprentice Seb Woods who sat just behind the front runners. They were always travelling strongly and took up the lead over a furlong out. He stayed on well under pressure and held on to win by a head for owners Middleham Park Racing. The win was our 198th of the year equalling last years number, a fantastic achievement for everyone at Musley Bank.

CARLISLE & MIDDLEHAM PARK DOUBLE

It was a good day at Carlisle with a double on the card and both winners were for Middleham Park Racing. We started off with Ventura Dragon to give us another two-year-old winner. The Dragon Pulse-colt made a pleasing debut at Pontefract earlier this month so it was great to see him win. He was short of room from the start and Tony Hamilton was forced to back further than he would have liked. They made headway in the final furlong and chased down the leader Seyaady and they crossed the line together. A photo was needed to separate them and it was the most expensive photo finish in Betfair history. The still image looked as though Seyaady had won but the photo showed we had got up to win by a nose.

Right Action then handed Middleham Park their 850th winner. He was held up by Tony towards the rear of the field and started to make a move over the final two furlongs. They switched right over the final furlong and when they took up the lead they stayed on to win by half-a-length.

WINS FOR NIMR & RIGHT ACTION

Tw0 runners at Wolverhampton and two winners. Nimr got the ball rolling in the opening race on the card. He tracked the leaders under jockey Tony Hamilton and was second heading into the final furlong. He battled and got his head in front and stayed on to win by half-a-length for Al Shaqab Racing. That’s his second win in three starts.

Right Action picked up his first win of his racing career. Tony was once again in the saddle, they sat in mid division and started to make headway heading into the final furlong. They held on towards the finish to win by half-a-length for Middleham Park Racing.

FRIDAY TREBLE ACROSS THREE TRACKS

We had three winners on Friday, across three different tracks with three different jockeys for three different owners. First up was Wootton Vale who secured his first win of his career. He has been a bit disappointing and was sent off at 20 to 1.  He tracked the leaders under jockey Raul Da Silva and took up the lead inside the final furlong. When he hit the front he stayed on and grabbed victory by a short head for owners John Nicholls and David Kilburn. Hopefully that will have given him a lot of confidence.

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Next was an impressive debut by Belle Meade at Pontefract for owners Merchants and Missionaries. The Roderic O’Connor filly was held up behind the leaders by jockey Tony Hamilton. They went second over the final two furlongs and when they hit the front they stretched clear and eased down to win by a length-and-a-half from our other runner Right Action. The first two home were 9 lengths clear of the rest of the field and look two nice two-year-olds.

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Our third and final winner was Royal Connoisseur at Hamilton. The five-year-old made all under jockey Adam McNamara and never looked liked getting caught. He won by an impressive three-lengths to secure his second win of the season.