Fantastic Four

Four winners for the Musley Bank team on 14th April courtesy of Vintage Clarets and G For Gabrial under Paul Hanagan at Beverley, along with Kodiac Brown Bear and Unapologetic at Kempton under Connor Murtagh. Congratulations to all connections.

DEFENCE TREATY wins at Newcastle

Defence Treaty continued his good form by winning at Newcastle under a well timed ride by Paul Hanagan. Congratulations to his connections.


Patsy Fagan won his second race in a row on Friday at Lingfield, keeping on well to score by half-a-length under jockey Hollie Doyle. Settled in midfield, he was shaken up and began to make headway from two furlongs out. He was then ridden and led a furlong out, keeping on well inside the final furlong to record his second career victory. Congratulations to owners Farranamanagh & Partner.


Tadleel won his second race in a row at Newcastle on Tuesday getting up towards the line to score by a head under jockey James Sullivan. Settled in midfield, he was shaken up and made headway over two furlongs out. He was then ridden and ran on inside final furlong taking the lead towards the finish to continue his recent good form. Big congratulations to owners Red Sky Partnership 3.


Society Red continued his recent good form by winning at Newcastle on Saturday under a perfectly judged ride from jockey Tony Hamilton. Always chasing the leaders he lost his position over five furlongs out. He began to make headway over two furlongs out and was ridden to lead in the final 110 yards, running on well to record his second win in his last three starts. Congratulations to owner M J Macleod.


Brian The Snail and Defence Treaty got February off to a good start by recording a double on Tuesday at a very wet Southwell.

Brian The Snail began things by scoring in the feature race of the day a Southwell under jockey Jack Garritty. Settled close up on the outer, he was pushed along two furlongs out. Brian took the lead over a furlong out and Jack soon asked for Brian’s full effort. Brian kept on but faced a strong challenge inside the final 110 yards holding on by a short head to win his race at Southwell. Big congratulations to owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

Defence Treaty completed the double in another tight finish scoring by a head to reverse the form with the Michael Appleby trained Thrave. He led for the start and was pushed along when joined two furlongs out. Jockey Tony Hamilton so asked for his full effort when headed over a furlong out, Defence Treaty rallied and led again inside the final 110 yards, just doing enough to win. Congratulations to owners Bardsley, Barlow, Campbell & Tattersall.


G For Gabrial ensured the month finished with a winner. With this win we increased our total winners in the yards strongest ever start to a year to seventeen.

Held up in the rear, he was going easily but waiting for room on inner over two furlongs out. He was pushed along and made headway to challenge over a furlong out. Jockey Tony Hamilton began to ask for his full effort and he soon led. Despite edging right inside final 110 yards he kept on to record a second career win. Congratulations to owner Dr Marwan Koukash. 




Lion’s Vigil and Aradous scored a quickfire double at Southwell on Tuesday continuing the yard’s recent good form.

Lion’s Vigil broke his maiden at the seventh time of asking keeping on well to score by three-quarters of a length. Always chasing the leader, he took a lead over 6f out. He was ridden and temporality  headed two furlongs out but rallied to lead final in the 110 yards keeping on well to record a victory under jockey Ben Curtis. Congratulations to owners Nick Bradley Racing 42.

Aradous also broke his maiden on Tuesday scoring by two-and-three-quarter-lengths under a good ride from Barry McHugh. Settled in rear and soon pushed along. He made headway over two furlongs out. He was ridden and chased leader over a furlong out taking a lead inside the final furlong keeping on well to record a first career success. Congratulations to owners AlMohamediya Racing.


Society Red became the 3000th winner trained by Richard when scoring by a head at Lingfield on Friday under jockey Tony Hamilton. Settled just in behind but tracking the leaders, he was ridden and went second on the inner two furlongs out. Tony then switched him right over a furlong out. Red made a strong challenge and despite being bumped inside the final 110 yards, he kept on to lead towards finish. Congratulations to owner M J Macleod.