SATURDAY FIVE-TIMER

We had another excellent Saturday with a five-timer. Powerallied got things started at Chester for Dr Marwan Koukash. He had to take the long way round under Connor Murtagh travelling wide. He stayed on well when challenged inside the final furlong and held on to win by a neck.

Lucky Lucky Man handed apprentice Oakley Brown and The Musley Bank Partnership another winner, and then Jack Garritty guided Billy Bond to success. He was held up towards the rear and started to challenge over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead and held on gamely to win by a head.

We also had a double to York. Exhort has been ultra consistent and it was great to see her get her head in front for her fourth career win. She was held up towards the rear by jockey Tony Hamilton. She didn’t have much room approaching the final furlong and was switched left to get some room. She showed a great attitude when headed to get up on the line and win by three-quarters-of-a-length for Cheveley Park Stud.

Society Queen then gave Norman and Helen Steel another winner. She was held up by Tony and started to challenge inside the final two furlongs. She pulled clear to win by one-and-a-quarter-lengths.

100 UP FOR NORMAN & HELEN STEEL

Wins for Society Queen and Spanish Mane over the last week has meant we’ve trained 100 winners for owners Norman and Helen Steel. Society Queen was sent off the 4 to 1 on favourite in a three runner race at Ayr after finishing second on her debut. She justified the odds winning by half-a-length under jockey Paddy Mathers.

Spanish Mane then picked up the first win of her career at Wetherby on her third start. Sent off at 16 to 1 she was always in touch on the rail under jockey Sebastian Woods. They started to make headway over the final two furlongs and chased down the leader. They kept on well and got up to win on the line by a nose.

It’s a fantastic milestone to reach and i’m delighted for Norman and Helen who are fantastic supporters of the yard.