A Baltic double at Newcastle

What a start to 2022 for Team Musley Bank!

First Kingson, under our excellent resident amateur Mr Eireann Cagney, soared to victory in the opener for owners Mr & Mrs P Ashton & Partner. This was the fifth career success for β€˜The King’. We hope this six-year-old son of Kingman is set for a fine season on both the all-weather and turf.

Then, after a couple of promising runs from two three-year-olds in the Novice contest, it was Society Red’s turn to shine. Having won over course and distance last February, also in a four-runner field, Red was able to battle to a half-length victory under a defiant Connor Murtagh. Winning owner Martyn Macleod almost landed a famous of his own in the following race with his Sir Maxi just failing in a photo finish.

Lady Mimi Manton’s improving three-year-old Sparka must also receive a mention for an unfortunate, but fine second in the unlucky last!

All in all, a superb day for the yard with two wins and a few rattled crossbars! Well done team and thank you for all of your hard work over the festive season. Onwards!