Friday got off to a good start with a win for Flowing Clarets at Thirsk. The three-year-old has taken a little time to get together this season but she should be winning races and it was great to see her get her head in front. She tracked the leaders in third under jockey George Chaloner and took up the lead a furlong out. They were pressed heading to the line but stayed on to win by a neck and the Matthewman One Partnership were delighted with the result.


Springwood notched up his second win of his career in impressive style at Newcastle for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. The Zebedee colt was held up in mid-division by jockey Adam McNamara and started to make headway two furlongs from home. Once they hit the front they pulled clear to win by three-and-a-quarter-lengths.



It was a great start to the week with a treble at Pontefract. We won the opening two races on the card and then the lucky last. Springwood had learnt a lot from his run the Brocklesby and knew his job this time out. He tracked the leaders under Tony Hamilton and started to make an impression inside the final furlong. He stayed on impressively in the testing ground to win by a neck for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.


Spring Offensive is another horse that doesn’t mind the soft ground. He was always travelling well and started to make a move two furlongs from home. He took up the lead and did hang badly right in the home straight, finishing the race on the stand rail. He had enough in hand though to win by a length and a half. He did unship apprentice jockey Adam McNamara just after the winning post as he tried to get get off the racecourse only to be stopped by a shut gate. Adam wasn’t hurt and we think Spring Offensive was just in a rush to get to the winners enclosure!

Arcano Gold was our final winner of the day. This was the four-year-olds second run back after 216 days away from the track. He tracked the leaders and took up the lead inside the final furlong. He ran on strongly to win by one and a half lengths for Middleham Park Racing. It also gave Tony Hamilton a double on the card.