SANDS OF MALI WINS GROUP 2 SANDY LANE

Sands Of Mali followed up his Group 3 success at Chantilly last month winning the Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock. He made all under Paul Hanagan and showed a fantastic attitude when headed by Invincible Army. The pair battled over the final 100 yards and crossed the line together. A photo was needed to separate them and the judge took his time. Sands Of Mali had held on to win by a nose for the Cool Silk Partnership.

Mr Lupton then won at York in another thrilling finish. He sat last under Tony Hamilton but he absolutely flew down the far side rail over the final furlong and timed his run perfectly to get up and win by a head. A great result for owner Noel Kershaw.

Vange then won by a massive seven lengths at Chester on just his second start. He finished second at Beverley ten days ago and he’s really improved for the run. He made all under Jack Garritty and were never going to be caught. They pulled clear to win for owners Bill and Tim Gredley.