EMOTIONAL SUCCESS FOR PACINO

It was an emotional success for Pacino at Beverley as he won the Remembering Laura Barry Handicap. Laura was a former apprentice at Musley Bank and lost her battle with cancer last year the day before she was due to marry Ben Hamilton. It was fitting that Tony Hamilton was onboard for the victory. They timed their challenge perfectly on the inside and stayed on really strongly in the final furlong to win by three-quarters-of-a-length. Tony’s girls Jane and Katie were there to welcome them back into the winners enclosure.

VENTURA REBEL – 100TH WINNER AT THIRSK

We’re having a purple patch for Middleham Park Racing with three winners in 8 days. All three names have started with Ventura and this time it was Ventura Rebel on his racecourse debut. The Pastoral Pursuits-colt sat towards the rear under Paul Hanagan and started to challenge over the final two furlongs. He didn’t have the easiest of passages through the field and showed a good attitude to dig deep and get up and win by three-quarters-of-a-length. Ventura Rebel was our 100th winner at Thirsk.

CAMBER PICKS UP FIRST WIN

Camber is a horse we have always liked and he finished second on two of his four starts last season. He’s a big horse and we thought he would make a nice three-year-old. He made his seasonal reappearance on the all-weather at Newcastle and he showed a great attitude to win nicely. He was held up amongst them by jockey Paul Hanagan and started to challenge over a furlong from home. He stayed on strongly and got up to win by a head for owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.

VENTURA OCEANS SWOOPS LATE FOR WIN

Ventura Ocean was very consistent last season and he got his three-year-old career to the best possible start with a win at Pontefract. He was held up towards the rear by apprentice Sean Davis and made headway on the home straight. He challenged down the outside over the final furlong and got up to win by half-a-length for owners Middleham Park Racing.

PLUMETTE COMES UP GOLD AT LEICESTER

We had a nice double at Leicester with wins for Plumette and Ventura Gold. Plumette had finished second on her previous three starts and we hoped she would get her head in front in the seller at Leicester. She was held up towards the rear by jockey P J McDonald. They made headway over the final two furlongs and timed their run perfectly to get up and win by half-a-length. She was sold after the race. Mr Buttons ran well to finish third.

Ventura Gold came back off a 132-day break to win under apprentice Sean Davis. He showed a great attitude to battle over the final furlong, when challenged by Elixsoft. Both horses are owned by Middleham Park Racing but it was our boy who stayed on best to win by a neck. It was Sean’s first winner in the UK since moving over from Ireland – a great start to his season.

RIGHT ACTION BACK IN WINNERS ENCLOSURE

Right Action came off a 145 day break to win at Doncaster. He pressed the leader under jockey Silvestre De Sousa and lead well over a furlong from home. He held on when challenged to win by half-a-length for owners Middleham Park Racing.

SHOW ME SHOW ME WINS BROCKLESBY

The 2019 flat season got off to the best start with a winner in the Brocklesby for Show Me Show Me. The Showcasing-colt was also our first runner for owners Ontoawinner. We like to have early two-year-old winners and Show Me Show Me showed a lot early on. He was always in contention under Paul Hanagan and had the lead approaching the final furlong. He showed a good attitude when challenged and stayed on nicely to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

Earlier in the day George Bowen flew home late on to win at Kempton. He was having his third qualifying run ahead of the All-Weather Championships at Lingfield over Easter. He had a bit of ground to make up on the turn for home under Sebastian Woods but they challenged on the outside and stayed on really strongly to win by one-and-a-quarter-lengths.

 

TIGER’S RULE AT WOLVERHAMPTON

War Tiger made it two wins in a row despite still being very green. He was keen under Tony Hamilton but did settle when he was able to get a lead. He was sat towards the rear and was pushed wide on the turn from home. He showed a good attitude to get his head in front and stayed on really nicely to win by three-quarters-of-a-length. There still looks a lot to look forward to with this War Front-colt.

Gabrial The Tiger made all under Paul Hanagan after flying out the stalls. He was headed in the final furlong but showed a great attitude to battle back and get up and win by half-a-length. It was certainly a night for the Tiger’s.

ROYAL COSMIC DOMINATES AT NEWCASTLE

Royal Cosmic put in a very impressive performance at Newcastle to make it two wins in a row. She tracked the leaders and made progress over the final two furlongs. She pulled clear under apprentice Sebastian Woods and stayed on strongly to win by seven lengths for owners the Cosmic Cases.

CLAIRE UNDERWOOD WINS AGAIN

Claire Underwood is super consistent. Since joining us she was won three times and been placed on all of her other three starts. She was in touch of the leading group under Tony Hamilton. She made progress over the final two furlongs and showed a good attitude to battle over the final furlong. She lead with 100 yards to go and stayed on to win by a head for owners the Parker Partnership.