1st December – Bangor

A Saturday winner for Deva Racing as Shantaluze justifies favouritism taking the 2m½f DU Construction “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle winning by over 2 lengths under Brian Hughes.

Chased leader, led after 3 out, 2 lengths clear 2 out, ridden in 3 lengths lead when hit last, ridden clear run-in (op 9/4 tchd 6/4)


22nd November – Market Rasen

A winner for the Donald McCain Racing Club as Derrynane wins the 2m½f Lincs Loos Lady Riders’ Handicap Hurdle by over a length in the hands of  Miss Abbie McCain7.

Soon tracked leaders, angled left between last 2, stayed on to lead final 150yds, in control towards finish (op 7/2 tchd 10/3)


14th November – Bangor

Double delight for Team McCain and Will Kennedy as Thyne For Gold (Livvys Racing Group) and The Some Dance Kid (The Blue Nuns) win well.


3rd November – Ayr

Saturday winner! Raise A Spark takes the Class 3 2m½f Handicap Chase by 5 lengths under Brian Hughes in the colours of R Pattison & R Kent.

Not fluent on occasions, in touch, smooth headway to chase leader 4 out, shaken up after 2 out, led before last, pushed clear run-in (op 9/4)


27th October – Kelso

Middlebrow holds on well to win the 2m1f Handicap Chase by a head under Brian Hughes for owner T G Leslie.

In touch, steady headway 5 out, effort and disputed lead 2 out, mistake last, rallied and led last 100yds, held on well (op 7/4)


11th October – Bangor

Double delight for Team Bankhouse and Brian Hughes as Lofgren (Mrs C P Lees-Jones) and Shantaluze (Deva Racing) both win well.


7th October – Kelso

Noah and The Arc wins readily taking the 2m Novices’ Hurdle by 5 lengths under Harrison Bewick (7) for owner Bart Ryan-Beswick.

Held up in last place, smooth headway before 2 out, led last, soon clear, readily (op 11/4 tchd 2/1 and tchd 3/1)


3rd October – Bangor

A first victory under rules for Val Mome as he wins the 2m½f Novices’ Hurdle in game fashion to win by a shoulder under Brian Hughes for M Four Properties Ltd.

Chased leader, headway to lead after 3 out, 1 length lead 2 out, ridden last, challenged run-in, ran on well under pressure, just held on (tchd 13/8)


2nd October – Sedgefield

Dear Sire (Green Day Racing) and Sonic (Special Piping Materials Ltd) win well providing Team McCain and Brian Hughes with a quick-fire double.


27th September – Pontefract

A flat winner for Bankhouse as 2-y-o Our Rodney wins the 6f EBF Maiden Stakes at 100/1 by 1/2 a length under Andrew Mullen in the colours of Birkdale Bloodstock.

Tracked leaders, headway on inner 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead near finish (op 66/1)