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Thu - May 7, 2015     A+ | a-
THE LAMPO GENIE made all under Joey Haynes to break his maiden on his first start as a three year old. He was gelded at the end of last season after a couple of pleasing runs and although a lazy horse at home he did it well on the track.

MOTHERS FINEST a lovely looking daughter of Tamayruz was only just touched off on debut at Redcar but put that well behind her when beating well bred and fancied rivals at Haydock under Silverstor De Sousa

WE'LL SHAKE HANDS made it a treble on the day at Haydock when weaving his way through the pack under a well judged ride from Ben Curtis in a first time Visor, he then went onto finish third at Hamilton on soft ground which wasn't ideal.

YOU'RE FIRED made it four wins for the team in one day when winning the one mile handicap at Ripon in stylish fashion steered home by Graham Lee. He showed an impressive turn of foot in the last half furlong to win comfortably.

RITA'S BOY seemingly rather an unlucky horse was second again at Ripon when finding one too good. He is a consistent colt who loves any cut in the ground. He will head to Chester.

ANGELOFTHENIGHT ran a very respectable race on her debut to finish second beaten a head but she was very tight for room on the inside rail in the last few furlongs and showed how tough she is to keep battling on when short for room.

MILLENIUM FALCON won on her second start when grabbing the rail at Thirsk and staying on nicely. She looks like she will appreciate six furlongs and should go on from her maiden win.

We had a nice double courtesy of BE BOP TANGO winning on only his second racecourse start at Catterick in the two year old Maiden followed shortly after by STEPPING AHEAD who won the claimer under Michael Stainton. Stepping Ahead was subsequently claimed by Ian Williams.

Wed - Apr 22, 2015     A+ | a-
The ultra consistent TRIXIE MALONE makes a winning start to the year at Catterick with usual rider Joey Haynes on board, she may be blind in one eye but that never seems to alter her toughness and enthusiasm for racing. Trixie is one of the yard favourites and has now won five of her twelve starts.

RITA'S BOY was narrowly denied again going down by just a neck in the sprint handicap at Nottingham, he was very unlucky as he was hampered badly early on which looked the difference between him winning and being second. He loves the softer going and should get his head back infront again soon.

YOURARTISONFIRE seems to relish in the spring and after coming third in the spring mile he romped to victory under a fine ride by Silvestor De Sousa to win the mile handicap comfortably.

YANKEE MAIL made easy work of her first ever run when winning with ears pricked in the three year old maiden under Joey Haynes, he felt she had a lot more to come and with her enjoying abit of cut in the ground and being French bred she may head across the water to compete for the great French premiums.

PushingMyPatience a daughter of Azamour also was having her first racecourse experience but was narrowly denied by a head at Redcar by a more experienced rival in the apprentice rider maiden. She ran very green and should improve for the run and possibly an extra furlong.

REVE DE NUIT soon becoming the King of Southwell having won there seven times from eleven runs did it again under Joey Haynes when taking the one and half mile claimer in easy fashion.

TOOCOOLFORSCHOOL ran a pleasing first run back stepped back upto 7 furlongs in the Greenham stakes at Newbury to finish fifth. It was a Group 1 in all but name with some of the top two year olds from last year coming together, the ground was on the fast side and proved to fast for Toocool who won easily on soft going in the Mill reef stakes last year. He will now head back sprinting and will be aimed at Haydock in May.