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SECOND WIN FOR MARGUB

Margub enhanced his growing reputation with a decisive second successive course victory at Chelmsford over seven furlongs on Saturday.
An attractive chestnut colt by Bated Breath he is certainly making up for lost time after just the one promising run in 2017.
Margub won easily at the track 29 days ago on his seasonal debut and looked a colt of some potential as he dominated the race throughout on Saturday.
He possesses plenty of pace and led just about all the way before pulling clear in the closing stages to beat Emphatic by three and a quarter lengths.
Bought for £30,000 as a yearling Margub runs in the colours of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and should be gjving his owner and trainer plenty of fun in the months ahead.

LANDUE OFF THE MARK AT LINGFIELD

Landue opened his winning account on his fifth start with a fluent success in a Class 6 Handicap at Lingfield on Monday.

Relishing the step up in trip to a mile and a quarter he briefly struggled to find daylight in the straight before finishing with a flourish to beat Special Mission by three quarters of a length in the green and white colours of his trainer.

Landue displayed plenty of promise on his seasonal debut when keeping on well to be fourth at Kempton over a mile earlier this month.

He was dropped 2 lbs to a mark of 59 after that run and took full advantage at Lingfield despite showing signs of inexperience by drifting right in the final furlong.

Given that Landue was firmly on top at the line and his sire Champs Elysees is a notable influence for stamina it would not be a surprise to see him campaigned over a mile and a half before the end of the season.

EASY WIN FOR MARGUB

Margub made an explosive return to action with the easiest possible success in the second division of a novice stakes over seven furlongs at Chelmsford on Friday evening.

With Jim Crowley held up in traffic en route from Sandown Hayley Turner donned Sheikh Hamdan’s blue and silks on Margub who had shaped with promise when finishing fifth on his sole start at two at Goodwood just over a year ago.

Forced to missed the rest of the season he looked much improved as he travelled through the race at Chelmsford with eye-catching ease before bounding into the lead over a furlong out and beating Domestic Way by nine lengths.

Marcus Tregoning will be keen to make up for lost time with the son of Bated Breath who possesses bags of speed and should be placed to good effect in the months ahead.

POWER OF DARKNESS RECORDS SECOND VICTORY AT SALISBURY

Power of Darkness gained the narrowest of successes on his first start in a Handicap at Salisbury on Wednesday.

A stylish winner at the course fifteen days ago he made life difficult for himself in the one mile £12,450 Molson Coors Handicap by a slightly tardy start.  But he made relentless progress on the outside to lead inside the final furlong before showing signs of inexperience by drifting right handed towards the far rail.

This gave the 16-1 outsider Wahash a second chance but Hayley Turner was alive to the danger and Power of Darkness rallied willingly to snatch the verdict by a nose.

Marcus Tregoning reasoned that it is always difficult for horses to come from off the pace on quick ground but he was upbeat about the improvement that Power of Darkness has made in recent weeks and is planning to enter him in the Betfred Mile at Glorious Goodwood.

“He is definitely worth an entry as he progressing and coming on well and learned more today”, said the trainer.

 

ANOTHER WINNER WITH COMFORTABLE VICTORY FOR POWER OF DARKNESS AT SALISBURY

Power Of Darkness fulfilled the promise of his two year old career with a comfortable victory on his seasonal debut in the first division of a Class 5 Novice Stakes at Salisbury on Tuesday.

A fine, big imposing colt by Power he ran well in decent company on both starts last year and certainly looked the part in the paddock at Salisbury.

He then travelled comfortably through the race before making his move on the outside in the final quarter mile and quickly putting the result beyond doubt.

Power of Darkness won by one and quarter lengths from King’s Slipper despite his jockey Hayley Turner taking things easy in the last fifty yards.

This was an eye-catching performance by a very promising type who surely has more to offer and was continuing the fine form of the Tregoning team.

SIR TITAN WINS AGAIN AT GOODWOOD

Sir Titan doubled his score for the season with another fluent success at Goodwood on Sunday in a Class 3 £10,000 Handicap ridden by Hayley Turner.

Sixteen days ago they made all the running over course and distance over seven furlongs for a narrow triumph which saw the gelding raised 4 lbs to a mark of 84.

This time Hayley had Sir Titan poised on the rail in third place before making a decisive move approaching the final furlong.

The horse eased through a nice gap before quickening to lead one hundred yards and pulling one and a half lengths ahead of Easy Tiger.

Sir Titan has now won four times from eleven starts and is clearly at the top of his game with a return to Goodwood likely in the weeks ahead.

Hopes that Marcus Tregoning might enjoy a double at his favourite racecourse were dashed when his consistent stayer Imphal encountered trouble in running at a crucial stage of the Maywal Handicap.

The winner Mancini was gone beyond recall by the time Imphal found daylight but the way he then finished strongly from the rear to claim third place was highly encouraging for the future.

ALRAHAAL OFF THE MARK AT BEVERLEY

Alrahaal gained an overdue first success in the opening Class 5 Maiden Stakes at Beverley over seven and a half furlongs on Saturday in the colours of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.

An attractive colt by Raven’s Pass he had run well on all four of his previous starts at distances up to a mile.

He was given a confident ride by Paul Hanagan wearing the blue and white silks of his old boss Sheikh Hamdan.

Alrahaal was always nicely placed behind the leaders before easing ahead approaching  the final furlong and keeping on strongly to hold the late challenge of Burford Brown by half a length.

A campaign in handicaps now beckons for the three year old whose current mark of  79 should not be raised too much by the official assessor after this success.

Goodwood Win For Sir Titan

Sir Titan bounced back to form with a spirited victory from the front in a Class 4 Handicap over seven furlongs at a Goodwood on Friday.

He was given a fine tactical ride by Hayley Turner who seized the initiative as the stalls opened on Sir Titan who found more when strongly challenged in the final furlong by the 4-1 favourite Dourado.

He held on by a neck in a manner which suggested be can continue to be competitive once the handicapper has had his say.

Sir Titan won last summer at Windsor and Wolverhampton and had clearly benefited from his first outing of the season when he was ninth at Ascot on May 2.

Imphal offered further evidence that the Tregoning team are running into form by again performing with credit in finishing a close third in the two mile handicap at Goodwood later in the afternoon.

Six Length Win for Silver Link

Silver Link gained a deserved first success at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening over a mile and three quarters.

She has come close on several occasions over the past eighteen months and finally delivered in style with a decisive victory under floodlights.

The application of cheek pieces for the first time may well have helped Silver Link who was held up in the rear by Ben Curtis before being produced with a strong run in the straight which took him clear to win by six lengths from Ocean of Love.

There could well be more to come from Silver Link now that she has got his head in front for the first time.

Comfortable win for Monaadhil

Comfortable win for Monaadhil

Monaadhil maintained the fine late season form of the team with a comfortable success in a Class 4 handicap over a mile and half a furlong at Nottingham on Wednesday.

An attractive, progressive three year old by Dark Angel he did not race as a juvenile but is making up for lost time by winning twice from three starts and finishing second in between.

Monaadhil travelled like the best horse at Nottingham, eased into the lead over a furlong out and kept on powerfully to hold the challenge of Rosarno by two lengths.

A horse who enjoys a bit of cut in the ground, he is still learning his trade and shapes as if he will do even better next season.