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IMPHAL DOUBLES HIS SCORE UNDER SAUNDERS

IMPHAL DOUBLES HIS SCORE UNDER SAUNDERS

Imphal doubled his score for the season with an impressive success from the front at Bath on Tuesday in the closing mile and five furlong handicap.

He looked every inch an improving young stayer as he saw off the opposition with plenty to spare.

Imphal benefitted from a positive ride from stable apprentice Tyler Saunders who dictated the pace throughout, and gave him a breather round the final bend before pressing on again for a decisive victory.

Saunders reported “Imphal is a nice, young horse who was a bit fresh and bounced off the ground.

“He enjoyed himself out in front and is progressing well”.

While the handicapper will have his say after this latest stylish triumph you’d imagine there is plenty more to come from Imphal who was very strong at the finish.

 

ANOTHER STRONG WIN FOR TITAN

ANOTHER STRONG WIN FOR TITAN

Sir Titan gained his second success in a fortnight with a determined victory over a mile at Windsor in a Class 4 handicap on Monday evening.

He was always handy before leading over a furlong out and keeping on resolutely to hold the late challenge of the veteran Shifting Star by a head.

Having won with something to spare on his seasonal debut over seven furlongs at Wolverhampton two weeks ago Sir Titan took the step up in trip in his stride from a mark of 82.

With thirteen winners already at a strike rate well in excess of 20 per cent the team remain in fine form and Sir Titan is one of a number of our three year olds with the size and scope to progress as the season unfolds.

 

CHELMSFORD VICTORY FOR WATHEER

CHELMSFORD VICTORY FOR WATHEER

In form Marcus Tregoning came tantalisingly close to providing a double for his long time patron Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum at Chelmsford on Friday evening.
Watheer won the opening two year old maiden race over seven furlongs before the free running Mukalal was just foiled in his bid to complete a hat-trick when he was caught close home after attempting to make all the running in a valuable mile handicap.
He possesses plenty of pace and the way he dominated proceedings for much of the race suggests he remains a horse of some potential.
Watheer had run with promise when fourth on his debut at Salisbury nineteen days ago and took a timely step forward with a hard earned victory by three-quarters of a length from Barbarianatthegate.
He was given a determined ride by substitute jockey Kieran Shoemark when Jim Crowley failed to arrive in time from Doncaster.
Watheer took time to warm to his task but he stayed on well once turning for home and was firmly on top at the finish.

HAWKERLAND PROVES HE CAN GO THE DISTANCE

HAWKERLAND PROVES HE CAN GO THE DISTANCE

Hawkerland doubled his score for the season with a comfortable success in a Class 5 handicap over two miles at Chepstow on Tuesday evening.

A narrow winner despite running green at Yarmouth three weeks ago over just short of twelve furlongs he clearly relished the step up in trip as he stayed on well to see off the strong challenge of Wordiness.

Hawkerland was ridden with a mixture of patience and confidence by stable apprentice Tyler Saunders to put his seal on the race.

The young jockey continues to impress despite briefly taking things a little bit too easily in the final furlong.

“I’ll be having a word with him about that but he’s given him a good ride”, said Marcus Tregoning who bought the winner as a foal for his owner Guy Brook.

The trainer revealed that long term he hopes Hawkerland, by Sea The Stars, could develop into a Cup horse.

Tregoning added “There is plenty of stamina in his family, he is progressing well and I’d like to think he can build on this. I couldn’t be happier with him.”

Photo: Sound and looking well after his win.

STRENGTH OF SIR TITAN SHOWN AT WOLVERHAMPTON

STRENGTH OF SIR TITAN SHOWN AT WOLVERHAMPTON

Sir Titan continued the sparkling form of the team with an impressive success in a median auction race over seven furlongs at Wolverhampton on Monday.

Just over half an hour later two year old debutante Exceedingly Diva came tantalisingly close to completing a double for the yard at Windsor as she finished a close second with stable companion Serjeant Painter just behind in fourth place.

A bargain buy at 6,000 guineas as a yearling Sir Titan showed distinct promise on his second outing at Newbury in September and the form of that race has since been well franked.

Gelded over the winter, he proved much too good for his rivals on Monday on his first attempt on the all weather, travelling comfortably from the off before easing into the lead just over a furlong out and readily pulling clear in the closing stages.

At the line Sir Titan, who races in the colours of Wedgewood Estates, was three and a half lengths ahead of the runner up My Illusionist.

Marcus Tregoning will be looking forward to plotting an ambitious programme for his latest winner after this eye-catching triumph.

IMPRESSIVE WIN FOR IMPHAL

IMPRESSIVE WIN FOR IMPHAL

Imphal shaped like a promising young stayer as he opened his winning account at Bath on Friday night.

Having run well in finishing second at the same course three weeks earlier he took a decisive step forward wearing cheekpieces first time with a comfortable success in a Class 6 three year old handicap over a mile and five furlongs on firm ground.

Imphal was always handy, took up the running from the favourite Newt two furlongs out and keep on strongly in the closing stages to repel the challenge of Plato’s Code by one and three quarter lengths.

He was given a typically sound ride by stable apprentice Tyler Saunders who is making the most of the chances given him by Marcus Tregoning.

Imphal is by the stallion of the moment Nathaniel who sired this month’s Oaks winner Enable.

While he is not going to reach those dizzy heights there is good reason to think that he can continue to progress as the season unfolds.

HAWKERLAND AND MOORE SCORE AT YARMOUTH

HAWKERLAND AND MOORE SCORE AT YARMOUTH

Hawkerland gained his first success with a hard earned victory in a maiden handicap over one mile, three and a half furlongs at Yarmouth on Tuesday.

The long journey from Whitsbury was justified with the help of a resolute ride from Ryan Moore.

On his first run in a handicap off a mark of 71 Hawkerland  moved upsides into contention fully three furlongs from home and kept on willingly in the closing stages to beat Bostonia by a head.

A son of Sea The Stars who races in the colours of Guy Brook he shapes like a horse who could well be suited by a step up in trip as the season progresses.

WINNING DEBUT FOR MONAADHIL

WINNING DEBUT FOR MONAADHIL

Monaadhil maintained the fine form of the team with an impressive winning debut in a mile maiden on rain softened ground at Leicester on Monday.

An attractive, well made gelding by Dark Angel he readily overcame a tardy start, was soon handily placed behind the leaders and quickened up smartly in the final furlong to beat Wonderfillo by half a length.

It was a highly encouraging performance by a horse who should have more to offer as he gains experience.

Marcus Tregoning was clearly delighted as he said “Monaadhil was very fit having done plenty of work but I couldn’t be sure he would handle this ground.

“Although he will get a mile and a quarter in time his jockey Jim Crowley felt a mile was probably far enough for him for the moment.

“It was encouraging to hear Jim say Monaadhil is a nice type who has a very good mind.

“We will take it step by step and see how he handles faster ground because I think he might have a bit more in the tank.”

 

THAMES BACK ON FORM AT GOODWOOD

THAMES BACK ON FORM AT GOODWOOD

Thames Knight bounced back to form with a fluent success in a Class 5 handicap over a mile and a half at Goodwood on Friday evening.
He was given a confident ride by stable apprentice Tyler Saunders who is making the most of the opportunities given him by Marcus Tregoning.
The result was never in doubt from the moment Saunders eased his mount into the lead just a furlong from home.
Thames Knight kept on strongly to win by one and a half lengths from Light of Air with Deep Challenger a close third.
Tregoning explained that the winner had struggled on testing ground at York last time.
He said “I was worried that the race might have taken a bit too much out of him but he is physically tough and a wonderful horse to train because he runs on a regular basis”.
The trainer was full of praise for Saunders on his debut at the track.
“Tyler was always in the right place through the race. He is older and stronger now, a great asset to the team and never lets me down. I have quite a few horses for him to ride this season”, he said.

TALANTED MUKALAL DOUBLES HIS SCORE

TALANTED MUKALAL DOUBLES HIS SCORE

Mukalal doubled his score for the season with a spirited victory from the front on his handicap debut over eight and a half furlongs at Wolverhampton on Thursday.
Given a mark of 82 after his impressive success at Lingfield a month ago he made much of the running in the Class 4 handicap and found more when hard pressed in the final furlong.
It was tight in the final fifty yards as Vantage Point threw down a fierce challenge but the photo showed that Mukalal had prevailed by a head with the well back favourite Pavilion a close third.
A strong, scopey type Mukalal did well to prevail in a race that contained several well regarded, improving three year olds.
He has the size and substance to progress further through the season in the colours of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.