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.