Henry’s Joy takes the 2m4½f Betway Chase (A Novices’ Limited Handicap) holding on gamely on the run-in to win by a shoulder under Brian Hughes in the colours of owner T G Leslie.
Close up, challenging when not fluent 4 out, led before last, driven and kept on run-in, just held on (tchd 5/2)
What a good start to the New Year with a winner! The Herds Garden makes all to win the Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For The Northern Lights Two Mile Hurdle Series) by over a length in the hands of Miss Abbie McCain for owners Hale Racing Limited & D McCain Jnr.
Made all, ridden 2 out, pressed last, held on well (op 10/1 tchd 17/2)
An amazing day with 4 winners across 2 cards making it 50 up for the season! An across the card treble at Bangor with Same Circus (Brian Hughes/Penketh and Sankey Jech Racing Club), Knock House (Brian Hughes/T G Leslie) and The Some Dance Kid (Brian Hughes/The Blue Nuns) all winning well. Over at Doncaster Lough Derg Jewel wins the Class 3 3m2f Handicap Chase by over a length under Will Kennedy for owner Mrs C Strang Steel.
A pillar-to-post victory for 3-y-o Liva as he takes the feature race of the day, the Class 2 1m7½f Juvenile Hurdle to win by over 4 lengths under Daryl Jacob in the colours of Simon Munir & Isaac Souede.
Made all, shaken up and quickened after 2 out, clear when driven run-in, eased near finish (op Evens tchd 5/4)
A super day for Team McCain! Morraman (Birkdale Bloodstock/Miss A McCain), Spin The Coin (Mrs Sarah Leslie/Brian Hughes) and Yes No Maybe So (Straightline Bloodstock/Brian Hughes) all win well providing the team with a treble.
An impressive under rules debut for The Con Man as he wins the 2m4f Smarkets British EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) by 5 lengths in the colours of T G Leslie.
Prominent, went second 6th to 4 out, headway to lead 2 out, ridden clear from last (op 7/2 tchd 10/3 and tchd 9/2)
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)
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)
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.
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)