The Right Choice was given a perfectly timed ride by apprentice Sebastian Woods to get up and win at Southwell. He was slowly into stride and sat towards the rear of the field. He made headway over the final furlong taking a good position on the far rail. He got up in the dying strides to win by a nose for the Fairweather Foursome.
We had a nice double at Newcastle with Wirral Girl getting the ball rolling in the first race on the card. Russell Harris was onboard in the apprentice handicap and they were always prominent. They sat behind the leader and took up the running approaching the final two furlongs. They stayed on really strongly and won by an impressive eight-lengths for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.
Dubai Acclaim picked up the second win of his career. He tracked the leader under jockey Paddy Mathers and had the lead inside the final furlong. He stayed on well under pressure and held on to win by a neck. Owners Steve and Glen Clayton were there to welcome him back into the winners enclosure.
Scofflaw made the long trip to Lingfield worthwhile with a perfectly timed run under jockey Adam McNamara. He chased the leaders and made a strong burst through runners over the final furlong to mount his challenge. He got up on the line to force a photo finish with Los Camachos and he had done enough to win by a short head.
Coolagh Forest showed a fantastic attitude to battle to victory at Wolverhampton to pick up his first win on just his second start. He tracked the leaders under Tony Hamilton and had a lot of ground to make up on the leader approaching the final furlong. He dug deep to get on terms and got up on the line to win by a nose for owner Alan Harte.
Equitant has been running well all season and she picked up her second win of the year at Chelmsford. She was always prominent under Paul Hanagan and was asked for an effort approaching the final furlong. She hit the front and stayed on strongly to win by three-quarters-of-alength.
Gabrial The One has been placed on three of his first five starts and it was great to see him win see convincingly at Pontefract. He was always in touch under Graham Lee and made headway approaching the final furlong. When he took up the lead he ran on strongly to win by two-and-a-half-lengths.
Sands of Mali showed how tough he is making all to win the Group 1 Sprint Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot. We always knew he had a big day in him and it was fantastic too see him win on the big stage. He was given a great ride by Paul Hanagan. He made all and when Harry Angel challenged him in the final furlong he found more and pulled clear to win by a length. A great result for The Cool Silk Partnership and team Musley Bank.
It was another good day at the office with a three-timer on Friday. We started with a quick-fire double at Redcar with Paul in the saddle. Cognac Blue won the opener to pick up his first win. The Mayson-colt tracked the leaders and had the lead a furlong from home. He was challenged and held on well to win by half-a-length for owner Mrs Jane Newett.
It was great to see Absolute Dream also pick up his first win. He’s been knocking on the door all season! He stayed on really strongly in the soft ground when he had the lead a furlong from home. He won by three-quarters-of-a-length for owners Steve and Glen Clayton.
Amazing Michele was very impressive at Newcastle. She was always in contention under Paddy Mathers and was ridden clear entering the final furlong. She was eased down close home to win by three-and-a-quarter-lengths for Nick Bradley Racing.
Gallipoli bought up a rather fantastic milestone when winning at Chelmsford. He was our 1000th winner in Britain in the last five years. He was held up towards the rear under Oisin Murphy and made a late challenge over the final furlong. He stayed on strongly towards the finish to win by half-a-length for owner Peter Timmins. Well done to everyone at Musley Bank. 1000 winners in five years is a fantastic achievement.
It was a home win for owner David Armstrong with Spray The Sea notching up his second win of the season at Newcastle. He was held up towards the rear by jockey Tony Hamilton. He was pushed for an effort two furlongs from home and had the lead inside the final furlong. He stayed on strongly to win by one-and-a-quarter-lengths.