It was great to see Sunnua finally get her head back in front at Nottingham. She was given a really nice ride by apprentice Seb Woods. There was plenty of pace and Seb was happy to sit in mid-division and track the leaders. She always looked to be travelling well and she was switched right approaching the final two furlongs to get a clear run. She chased the leaders and quickened well. She stayed on strongly to win by two-and-a-half lengths for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.
It was another incredible day for team Musley Bank with five winners. They day got off to fantastic start with Home Cummins winning at York. She showed a fantastic attitude to battle with Celestial Path over the final furlong. She got up to win by a neck under Paul Mulrennan. A great result for owners Norman and Helen Steel.
That was then followed by a treble a Chester. Birchwood has been frustrating. He hasn’t shown his best this season and so it was great to see him put in such a good performance in the Listed City Plate. He did take a keen hold and tracked the leaders under jockey Paddy Mathers. They took up the lead inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by a length for owners Godolphin.
Paddy had a quick double when he partnered Right Touch to victory in the next race. Coming back from a 70 day break it was difficult to know how the six-year-old would run. He was held up toward the back of the field and looked to be outpaced on the inside two furlongs from home. He was switched to the outside to get some room and that did the trick, he quickened impressively to put pressure on the leaders. He stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length from Kimbrella. Another win in green and red colours for Nicholas Wrigley and Kevin Hart.
Our third winner at the track was Sunnua in the Apprentice Handicap. She’s been third on her first two starts this season and she showed a determined attitude to get her head in front. She was held up in mid division by Kevin Stott and they started to make headway two furlongs from home. They hit the front inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for owner Mrs Clodagh Mitchell.
Our final winner was with our final runner of the day Lady Turpin. Outlaw Torn went off at a blistering pace and was ten lengths clear of the rest of the field. Jockey Barry McHugh didn’t panic and he started to cut down the lead over the final two furlongs. She stayed on well to win by a length and you can see how much it meant to the owners, the UK Racing Syndicate.