ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOUBLE

Grace and Virtue and Ventura Diamond continued the yard’s good form on Friday by giving us a second double in the space of three days at Pontefract and Goodwood respectively.

Grace and Virtue broke her maiden at the sixth time of asking under a perfectly timed ride from jockey Tony Hamilton.  Settled at rear of the field after a slow start she was asked for an effort two furlongs out and once she was switched right she managed to make progress. She made good headway in the final furlong to take the lead in the final stride. Congratulations to owners Kaniz Bloodstock Investments Ltd

Ventura Diamond followed up her good debut effort by winning at Goodwood on her second start for owners Middleham Park Racing XXVIII. Settled in a prominent position and always tracking the leader she was asked to quicken with two furlongs to go and kept on gamely to take the leader with 100 yards to go. She ran on to take the victory by one-length under jockey Oisin Murphy. Congratulations to all involved with her.

 

THE GOOD FORM CONTINUES WITH A DOUBLE

The yards good form continued on Wednesday with an across the card double. Toro Strike won well and Goodwood while Umm Kulthum made an impressive debut by winning smartly at Thirsk.

Toro Strike was sent off favourite for the Theo Fennell Handicap at Goodwood and duly responded by recording what looked to be a very impressive success. He was settled in midfield and although he was going well he struggled for racing room until he was switched out left with just over a furlong to go. Once he had a gap to go through he quickened readily and won going away by two-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Oisin Murphy. Congratulations to owners Al Shaqab Racing.

Umm Kulthum completed the double by winning very impressively at Thirsk under jockey Barry McHugh. Although she was slowly away at the start she was soon settled in midfield. With two furlongs to go she was pushed along and soon was competing for the lead. She ran on strongly despite looking green to record what looks to be impressive debut win by half-a-length. Congratulations to owner Saeed Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi.

ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER WINNER

Dubai Acclaim made it eight days in a row with at least one winner for the yard by getting his head in front for the fifth time in his career at Redcar. Settled just behind the leaders he was asked for an effort two furlongs out and responded well to take the lead with just over a furlong to go. He kept on well to score by one-and-a-half-lengths under a great ride from jockey Connor Murtagh. Congratulations to owners to Steve & Glen Clayton.

LINCOLN GAMBLE BREAKS HIS MAIDEN

Lincoln Gamble became the latest horse to break his maiden as the good form of the yard continued on Monday winning at Redcar by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Tony Hamilton. Always in a prominent position he was asked for an effort just over a furlong out. He started to respond well and once he was edged out left he took a lead he wouldn’t surrender being ridden out to get his head in front for the first time. Congratulations to owners G P S Heart of Racing (Bloodstock) Ltd.

A WEEKEND 3YO DOUBLE

Another weekend brought another double for the yard as Hartswood won on Saturday at York while Lexington Warfare broke his maiden at Wolverhampton on Sunday.

Hartswood improved from his first start of 2020 to win at York on Saturday by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under a strong ride from jockey Paddy Mathers. Settled in a prominent position just behind the leaders he was asked for an effort with two furlongs to go and soon took the lead. He kept on well to record an impressive victory and in process giving the yard a first and second in the race. Congratulations to owners the Percy Green 2 Racing Syndicate.

Lexington Warfare finally broke his maiden at the ninth time of asking just holding on under a well judged ride by jockey Tony Hamilton. Settled at the rear of the field he was switched out to the right and asked for an effort with just over one furlong to go. He made some good headway and managed take a lead he wouldn’t surrender with 110 yards to go, just holding on to win by a short head. Congratulations to owners to Middleham Park Racing.

A FRIDAY TREBLE

It was a good day for the yard on Friday as Kitten’s Dream and Selected broke their maidens at Beverley and Ripon respectively, while Kensington Art won for the third time in his career at Ripon.

Kitten’s Dream was the first winner of the day winning by a length under a good ride from jockey Paddy Mathers. He was slowly away to begin with and was settled at the rear of the field. With three furlongs to go he began to make headway and soon was in second position and looking to have a good chance. He took the lead inside the final furlong and kept on well to get his head in front for the first time. Congratulations to owners Mr and Mrs J D Cotton.

Selected continued the recent good form of the yard’s 2-year-olds breaking his maiden at the fourth time of asking under a confident front running ride from jockey David Nolan. He broke well from the stalls and was settled at the head of the field. With just over a furlong to go he was asked to go and win the race from the front and responded gamely to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths. Congratulations to owner Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah.

Kensington Art completed the treble by keeping on strongly to win by one-and-a-quarter-lengths under a great ride from jockey Barry McHugh. He broke well and set a steady pace at the front of the race and was pushed along to raise the pace with three furlongs to go. He was briefly headed just over a furlong out but kept on strongly to take the lead back and get his well deserved win. Congratulations to owners Norman and Helen Steel.

TWO DAYS, TWO MORE 2YO WINNERS

The 2-year-olds continued to lead the way for the yard. with Samara Bay breaking her maiden at the 3rd time of asking on Wednesday at Catterick and Regional making an impressive debut at Pontefract on Thursday, both being ridden by jockey Tony Hamilton.

Samara Bay won the first nursery handicap of the season scoring by one-and-a-half-lengths. She was always in touch with the leaders and seemed to be going the best approaching the final two furlongs. She was asked to go and win the race with just over a furlong to go and responded well to record a comfortable victory. Congratulations to owners Nick Bradley Racing.

Regional recorded an impressive victory first time out winning by one-and-three-quarter-lengths. Always at the head of the race he was shaken up to take the lead just over a furlong out. He soon put the race to bed and impressively went clear to record what looked a smart win for a debutant. Congratulations to owner Isa Salman Al Khalifa.

 

FEV ROVER – LISTED WINNER!

Fev Rover continued the impressive start to her career by winning the Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Star Stakes at Sandown Park under a good ride from jockey Ben Curtis. She was always tracking the leaders and although she ran green in parts three furlongs out she kept on towards the final furlong. Entering the final furlong she began to run on and soon took the lead, she continued on well to win by a length. Congratulations to owners Nick Bradley Racing and to Helen who lead her up.

GORYTUS GETS HIS HEAD IN FRONT

Gorytus became the latest debutant two-year-old winning by a head at York on Sunday. Settled in midfield, he was asked for an effort two furlongs out and began to make steady headway. He kept on well in the final furlong to take the lead inside the final fifty yards under jockey David Nolan. Congratulations to owners Merchant And Missionaries.

RHYTHM MASTER WINS SMARTLY ON DEBUT

Rhythm Master looked like he has the makings of a good horse by winning very well on debut under jockey Megan Nicholls. Settled just behind the leaders he was asked for an effort two furlongs out, once Megan switched him out to the left he responded gamely to take the lead with a furlong to go. He soon quickened away from the rest of field to win comfortably by an impressive four-and-a-quarter-lengths. Congratulations to owner John Dance.