TUESDAY FOUR-TIMER

It’s Royal Ascot week but we have plenty of runners elsewhere and we had a treble at Hamilton. Baronial Pride got the ball rolling winning on debut for Nick Bradley Racing. The Mayson colt was slowly away and had no choice to sit last under jockey Tony Hamilton. He was pushed along a furlong out and he found a gap between horses. He picked up really strongly and pulled clear to get up and win by two-lengths.

Sioux Frontier then picked up his first win. The three-year-old tracked the leaders and started to make headway approaching the final furlong. He showed a good attitude to battle with Admiral Rooke and got up to win by a neck for owner Mrs Una Towell.

Connor Murtagh bought up the treble in the apprentice race onboard Royal Cosmic. He sat on midfield but dropped back to last as a strong pace was set. He asked for an effort over the final two furlongs and soon had the lead. They stretched clear to win by an impressive three-and-three-quarter-lengths for owners the Cosmic Cases.

Our fourth winner of the day came at Ripon with Doctor Cross. He’s been running consistently well so it was great to see him get his head in front. He was held up in mid-division by jockey Jack Garritty. He was switched to the outside and made headway over the final two furlongs. He lead entering the final furlong and stayed on to win by  two-lengths for owners Havelock Racing.

 

 

BORODIN PICKS UP FIRST WIN IN STYLE

Borodin picked up the first win of his career at Thirsk on just his second start. The High Chaparral-gelding tracked the leaders under jockey Jack Garritty. He was asked for an effort approaching the final furlong and lead over a furlong from home. He stayed on strongly to win by two-and-three-quarter-lengths for owner Sir Robert Ogden.

 

BRIAN THE SNAIL NOT SO SLOW AT DONCASTER

To say Brian The Snail has been frustrating would be an understatement. He’s a horse we really liked but he lost his way. He’s been gelded and had a wind operation and he finally got his head back in front at Doncaster. He tracked the leaders under Tony Hamilton and was asked to mount a challenge two furlongs from home. He lead entering the final furlong and stayed on well to win by a length. A great result for Godolphin who have had to be patient, lets hope this is the start of an upward curve.

 

THREE WINNERS AT YORK

We’ve had a fantastic couple of days at York with three winners. Society Red got things started with an impressive three-length win. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and started to make headway over the final two-furlongs.  He ran on strongly and pulled cleared for owner Martyn Macleod.

Starlight Romance then showed a fantastic attitude to battle to victory for Norman and Helen Steel. She was given a great ride by Paul who timed their run perfectly. She was always in touch and was making headway entering the final furlong. She ran down the leaders and got up in the dying strides to win by a neck.

Paddy Power defied top weight to win the final race on Saturday’s card. He tracked the pace and made his challenge on the stands rail inside the final furlong. He had to battle with Presidential but got up to win by a neck for owner Mick Scaife.

 

DEAD HEAT THRILLER FOR CAMEO STAR

Cameo Star battled bravely to share the honours at Hamilton. He tracked the leaders under Tony Hamilton and took up the lead approaching the final furlong. He was pressed by Mr Wagyu and the pair battled to the line. It took a long time for the result of the photo finish to come though and the judge couldn’t separate them. He shared the spoils in a dead heat for Lets Go Racing 2.

Clubbable is ultra consistent and she showed a fantastic attitude to win at Chelmsford. She travelled in mid-division under Paul Hanagan and was asked for an effort approaching the final furlong. He had to be patient to get a run and they battled with Crossing The Line. Clubbable got up to win by a neck for Cheveley Park Stud.

£1M IN PRIZE MONEY AFTER 5-TIMER

It was another great Saturday for team Musley Bank with a five-timer. Roderick got the ball rolling winning on debut at Musselburgh. The Pastoral Pursuits colt was slowly away and sat towards the rear under apprentice Connor Murtagh. He started to get the hang of things and made an impression approaching the final furlong. He took the lead and stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for owner and breeder Franconson Partners.

Connor then doubled up with Ventura Gold. He sat towards the rear and creeped into the race on the rail. He chased down the leaders and was switched to the outside to get a clear run approaching the final furlong. He kept on well to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for Middleham Park Racing to hand them their 30th winner of the season.

Kodyanna showed a brilliant attitude to battle to victory in the Hilary Needler at Beverley on just her second start. The Kodiac filly sat in the middle of the field under Paul Hanagan and was asked for an effort approaching the final furlong. Paul had to be patient for the gaps to appear and when she sae daylight she picked up and battled to the line. She got up to win by a head for The Cool Silk Partnership.

Gangland won the final race on the Beverley card for owners Merchants and Missionaries. The step up in trip suited and he made all under Paul. He was clear of the rest of the field approaching the final furlong and was never challenged. He won by two-and-a-quarter-lengths.

Scofflaw won the feature on the card at Catterick coming form last to first under Connor Beasley. Sent off at 10 to 1 he made the most of a fast pace to pounce late and get up and win by half-a-length for owners Peter Timmins and John Rhodes. The five-timer meant we went past the million pound mark in prize money. Well done Team Musley Bank.

WINS FOR CLAIRE UNDERWOOD & QUAYSIDE

Claire Underwood picked up the first win of her career. She was second on her first start since joining us from Ireland and went one better at Ripon. She was sent off at 20 to 1 and was she was held up towards the rear by jockey Tony Hamilton. She started to make a move over the final three furlongs and didn’t get the clearest of runs. She ran on strongly and got up to win by a neck for the Parker Partnership.

Quayside then doubled up at Haydock. He chased the leaders under Paul Hanagan and pressed for the lead inside the final furlong. He ran on well and got up to win by a length-and-half.

LUIS VAZ DE TORRES POUNCES TO AYR WIN

Luis Vaz De Torres was given a great ride by apprentice Connor Murtagh to win at Ayr. There was a frantic pace and Connor was happy to sit towards the rear. He was travelling strongly but had to be patient for a gap to appear. When he it did well inside the final furlong Luis picked up strongly and pounced to grab victory by a neck for owners Lets Go Racing 1.

COSMIC LAW IMPRESSIVE IN WOODCOTE

Cosmic Law was sent off at 10 to 1 for the Woodcote Stake at Epsom despite winning at Carlisle last time out. He was always prominent under jockey P J MacDonald and took the lead inside the final two furlongs. He stayed on really strongly to win by an impressive six lengths for owner John Dance. He now looks likely to head to the Coventry at Royal Ascot.

Private Matter then won at Catterick for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. He was always in touch under jockey Barry McHugh and they started to challenge approaching the final furlong. He hit the front and stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

DOUBLE UP: PARAMOUNT LOVE & NORTHWEST FRONTIER

We finished May with 29 winners for the month with an across-the-card double at Nottingham and Ripon. Paramount Love has been placed on four of her seven starts so it was great to see her get her head in front. The Pivotal filly made all under jockey Barry McHugh and ran on really strongly. She was never going to be challenged and was eased down to win by four-and-a-half-lengths for owner Sheikh Hamed Dalmook Al Maktoum.

Northwest Frontier won his second race on the bounce. He followed on from his success at Nottingham eight days earlier with another strong performance. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and was switched left three furlongs from home to get a clear run. He lead with two furlongs to go and stayed on to win by two-and-a-half-lengths for owner Sir Robert Ogden.