MILITIA MAKES ALL TO DOUBLE UP

Militia followed up on his success at Ayr last month with another good victory at Musselburgh. He made all under Paul Hanagan and used the stands side rail to good effect. He kept on strongly when under pressure and stayed to win by a length for Middleham Park Racing.

DOUBLE UP OVER YORK’S FINAL TWO DAYS

We had two winners on the final two days of York’s season. The first was Crownthorpe for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. Sean Davis had the ride and he hasn’t had the best relationship with this horse, falling off him twice including at York. They were always in touch and he was asked an effort two furlongs from home. He was ridden to lead approaching the furlong pole and stayed on really strongly to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths.

Coolagh Forest won over course and distance last month and he was impressive once again. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and took up the lead approaching the final furlong. He stayed on well under pressure and found more again to win by three-lengths for owner Alan Harte.

MENIN GATE PICKS UP FIRST WIN

Menin Gate picked up his first win under a nicely timed ride by Tony Hamilton. He was held up towards the rear at Newcastle and started to make headway over the final two furlongs. He hit the front in the final strides to get up and a win by a neck for owner A Long Long Way To Run.

SUMMER SANDS STARS ON GREAT DAY

Summer Sands followed up on his third in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes with a dominant win in the Redcar two-year-old Trophy just a week later. Carrying just 8 stone 3 he was always prominent under jockey Barry McHugh. He was pushed to lead a furlong out and easily pulled clear. He won by two-and-a-quarter lengths for The Cool Silk Partnership.

That was just one of four winners we had at Redcar. Embolden had got things started under Tony Hamilton. He made all in the heavy conditions and was always travelling strongly. He showed a good attitude when pressed inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by a length for owner Peter O’Callaghan.

Tony then doubled up with Lightning Attack. He was always in touch and was ridden to challenge inside the final furlong. He picked up well to win by a length-and-a-quarter.

Fairy Stories then won her third race in a row for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. They tracked the leaders under Sean Davis and was pushed into a narrow lead over a furlong out. They kept on well under pressure and got up to win a neck.

We also had a winner at Newmarket to bring up a five-timer. Eva Maria won a valuable handicap for owner Bill and Tim Gredley. She tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and went second over the final two furlongs. She picked up really well, lead inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by a length. It was her third win of the season and she’s been placed on her other two starts.

CLOUDS REST FILLY WINS FOR RACEGOERS CLUB

Spirit Of The Sky followed up on her second at Pontefract last month to win at Nottingham. She made all under Tony Hamilton and was never going to be beaten. She won by two-and-a-quarter-lengths for the Racegoers Club. It was a sentimental victory as the syndicate also owned the dam Clouds Rest.

NATIONAL LEAGUE WINS VALUABLE NURSERY

National League won a valuable handicap at Hamilton in testing conditions. He was always in contention under Paul Hanagan and battled away over the final furlong to take the lead. He managed to hold off our other runner – the fast finishing Spygate to win by a head.

WHATABIRD WINS AT HAYDOCK

Whatabird ran well to finish second on debut at Haydock and went one better at the same track. The heavy conditions didn’t bother the Gleneagles-filly and she sat behind the leaders under Tony Hamilton. Tony moved her to challenge down the middle of the track and despite being heavily challenged over the final half furlong she stayed on to win by a short-head for owner Lady Manton.

ALBEN SPIRIT 150th WINNER

Alben Spirit was our 150th winner this season and continues our great run with our two-year-olds. The Invincible Spirit-colt ran well on its first two runs and was sent off the 7 to 4 favourite at Pontefract. He tracked the leaders under Tony Hamilton and was pushed to challenge a furlong from home. He hit the front and stayed on to win by a length for owners Mick Scaife and Kenny Shannon.

DUBAI ACCLAIM DOUBLES UP

Dubai Acclaim followed up his success in the Leger Legends race with a win at Beverley. Sean Davis was in the saddle this time and they were always in touch. They challenged approaching the final furlong and took up the lead. They stayed on well to win by half-a-length for owners Steve and Glen Clayton.

FAIRY STORIES & KINGSON WIN AT HAMILTON

We had a nice double at Hamilton with both Fairy Stories and Kingson winning. Fairy Stories followed up her win at Chester at the end of August with another solid display for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. She was held up towards the rear of the field by apprentice Sean Davis. She made good headway to lead approaching the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.

Kingson picked up the first win of his career. He was slowly away under Paul Hanagan and had to sit at the rear of the field. He was pushed along three furlongs from home and ran down the leaders over the final furlong. He hit the front and stayed on to win by a head for owners Mr and Mrs P Ashton.