MAJESTIC TEJAAN WINS COMFORTABLY

Majestic Tejaan put behind her the disappointment of her first attempt at the racecourse by winning comfortably at Newcastle on Thursday. Settled towards the rear she was niggled along briefly and ran green over four furlongs out. Waiting for room three furlongs out, she was switched left and pushed along entering the final quarter of a mile. She began to make rapid headway over a furlong out and led inside final furlong. Nudged out in final one hundred and ten yards she never looked in danger of losing the racing scoring by three-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Jack Mitchell. Huge congratulations to owner Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah.

MONDAY NIGHT DOUBLE

Paul Hanagan continued his fine form in the saddle by riding a double for us at Southwell on Monday, partnering Requinto Dawn to his first victory for two years and then following up by guiding Lexi The One to her first career victory.

Settled close up Requinto Dawn began to make headway and started challenging two furlongs out. He was then ridden to lead over a furlong out and kept on strongly inside final furlong to score by half-a-length. Congratulations to owners to The Phoenix Racing C O Partnership.

Lexi The One finally broke her maiden at the fifteenth time by winning in convincing fashion by five-and-a-half lengths.  She was settled close up and led over 2f out. She was then ridden with just over a furlong to go and went clear inside the final furlong. She kept on strongly to record a very comfortable win. Congratulations to owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

HONG KONG HARRY – TWO IN A ROW

Hong Kong Harry followed up his debut success by recording a follow up victory at Newcastle on Friday. Despite taking a keen hold and being towards the rear he made good headway two furlongs out. He then took the lead inside the final furlong was ridden out by jockey Paul Hanagan to score by half-a-length. Congratulations to owner/trainer R A Fahey.

DIAMOND SPARKLES IN THE BOSRA SHAM!

Ventura Diamond continued to show what a special filly she could be by winning the Listed Bosra Sham Fillies Stakes at Newmarket on Friday. She was settled in behind but always pressing the leaders. She was shaken up and ridden to take the lead two furlongs out. She edged over left with a furlong to go and despite being involved in a sustained duel with the runner-up during the final furlong, she kept on well and won gamely by a neck under a tremendous ride from Silvestre De Sousa. Huge congratulations to owners Middleham Park Racing XXVIII.

LUCKY LUCKY MAN WINS AGAIN!

Lucky Lucky Man won his second race in his last three starts in the mud at Catterick on Tuesday. Despite ducking right at the start he was settled in midfield. He began to make headway and chased leaders coming around the home turn and went second with every chance two furlongs out. He was then ridden to lead over a furlong out and managed to hold off and win a sustained battle with runner-up to score by half-a-length under jockey Barry McHugh. Congratulations to owners The Musley Bank Partnership.

PYTHAGORAS WINS THE TANKARD!

Pythagoras won the biggest race of his young career, scoring by a neck in the Listed Silver Tankard Stakes at Pontefract under great ride from jockey Paul Hanagan. He was settled close up on outer and was ridden when switched to near side. He took the lead over a furlong out and despite edging left and being hard pressed inside the final 110yds he kept on well to win his third race this season and his biggest to date. Big congratulations to owner/breeder Sir Robert Ogden.

FIREWATER WINS IN THE SCOTTISH MUD

Firewater got his first win of the season up at Ayr on Thursday, scoring by three quarters of a length under a determined ride by apprentice jockey Billy Garritty. He was settled close up and asking for an effort to chase down the leader over three furlongs out. Despite losing second over two furlongs out he soon rallied and took a lead he wouldn’t surrender inside the final furlong. Congratulations to owner breeders Norman and Helen Steel.

IMPERIAL BUTTERFLY BREAKS HER MAIDEN

Imperial Butterfly finally broke her maiden at the sixth time of asking under a perfectly judged ride by jockey David Nolan. She raced near side and tracked the leader. She was shaken up over two furlongs out, approaching the final furlong she was asked for effort and began to press the leader. She took the lead inside final furlong and kept on well to score by one-and-a-quarter-lengths. Congratulations to owner breeder Sir Robert Ogden.

STAR OF ST JAMES GETS A WELL DESERVED WIN

Star Of St James finally got himself the win he deserved at Southwell on Tuesday scoring by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Tony Hamilton. He was always settled in a prominent position and was close up halfway. He began challenging over two furlongs out and was ridden to lead over 1f out. He kept on strongly to ensure he got his win. Congratulations to owners The Market Men.

VENTURA REBEL – GROUP 3 WINNER!

Ventura Rebel got a deserved group win in the Group 3 Qatar Racing And Equestrian Club Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday. He was held up towards the rear on the near side and was pushed along after halfway. He began to make headway two furlongs out and was switched right with under two furlongs to go. Jockey Declan McDonogh began to ask him for his full effort entering the final furlong and Rebel duly responded to take the lead well inside the final furlong scoring by half-a-length. Big congratulations to owner Abdullah Menahi.

Many thanks also to Richard Brabazon and his team for looking after Rebel during his time in Ireland and thanks to the Ciara Doyle at the Curragh for helping with all arrangements for our recent trips over the Irish sea.

Photo courtesy of The Curragh Racecourse