Mon 28 Jan 2019
A relentless display of galloping from Nadaitak saw him come home 22-lengths clear in the Grade-2 River Don Novices' Hurdle at Doncaster on Saturday. An £80,000 puchase from the Goffs UK Autumn Horses In Training Sale in November 2017, Nadaitak has now won two of his four starts over hurdles for trainer Ben Pauling and owners the Megson Family who have enjoyed a stellar week following the Grade-2 success of Global Citizen last Saturday as well as an impressive debut success from new recruit The Captains Inn at Leicester on Tuesday. Nadaitak will now be aimed towards the Grade-1 3-mile Sefton Novices Hurdle at Aintree's Grand National Meeting where his seemingly bottomless reserves of stamina will come in useful.
Sun 20 Jan 2019
Global Citizen won the second Grade-2 of his career in the Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock on Saturday with a powerful performance under David Bass for trainer Ben Pauling and owners The Megson Family. Having announced himself in top company with a scintillating success last season in the Grade-2 Dovecote Novices' Hurdle at Kempton, Global Citizen furthered his career this season with a gutsy display in the Gerry Fielden Hurdle at Newbury in November. He bounced back from a below-par performance at Kempton in the Grade-1 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day with an impressive performance at Haydock which sets up him perfectly for a crack at the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March,
Sun 28 Oct 2018
Young Rascal, an Arqana purchase as a yearling, returned to form in notable style over the past month with a pair of Group-3 victories at Newbury. The winner of the G3 Chester Vase Stakes at Chester in May, the son of Intello did show his best in the Epsom Derby afterwards. Given a break by trainer William Haggas, Young Rascal returned to action with victory in the G3 Legacy Cup Stakes and then repeated the dose when carrying his penalty to a dead-heat success in this weekend's G3 St Simon Stakes. Young Rascal should make up into a most exciting middle-distance colt in 2019 for owner Bernard Kantor.
Sun 21 Oct 2018
Sands Of Mali put in a sensational performance to make all in the Group-1 British Champions Sprint at Ascot on Saturday defeating Europe's best sprinters in devastating fashion. Having been so unlucky when runner-up in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in June, Richard Fahey's star three year-old repelled mutiple Group-1 winner Harry Angel to win by a length under Paul Hanagan for owners The Cool Silk Partnership. A breeze-up purchase for £75,000, Sands Of Mali has now won just under £700,000 in career earnings and looks set for an exciting 2019.
Sun 09 Sep 2018
The wonderful six year-old son of Equiano The Tin Man registered his third G1 success in as many years with a powerful performance to beat the UK & Ireland's best sprinters in Saturday's G1 Haydock Sprint Cup with Sands Of Mali running with credit for a three year-old back in fifth. The Tin Man has now won three of the four UK's top sprint races having won the G1 British Champions Sprint at Ascot in 2016 and the G1 Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot in 2017. His success is testament to the incredible training skills of James Fanshawe and all of his team at Pegasus Stables. This is the second time James Fanshawe and Stroud Coleman Bloodstock have teamed up to win this prestigious G1 with Society Rock having won the Haydock showpiece in 2012.
Mon 27 Aug 2018
Breeze-up purchase Sporting Chance has been progressing ever since being bought for £88,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Breeze-Up Sale in April and registered a career best winning the Listed Ripon Champion Two Year-Old Trophy for Simon Crisford under a power-packed ride from Silvestre De Souza. The son of Kodiac is now ready for a step up into Group company and is another stakes winner sourced by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock from Con Marnane's Bansha House Stables. Congratulation to owner Abdulla Al Mansoori and all the team at Simon Crisford's Newmarket yard.
Sat 25 Aug 2018
Brightwalton Stud's amazingly progressive homebred filly Maid Up ran out a comfortable winner of the G3 March Stakes at Goodwood following up from her narrow defeat in the G2 Lilly Langtry Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. The gutsy daughter of Mastercraftsman has now won four of her last five starts and remains on a rapid upward curve. She was bred and raised at Jeff & Phoebe Hobby's Brightwalton Stud with her dam Complexion having been purchased on their behalf by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock in 2012 with the subsequent matings decided together thereafter. Maid Up could now have her sights raised into G1 company and has been expertly handled by Andrew Balding and all of his team at Kingsclere.
Mon 30 Jul 2018
Good performances from Kodyanna and Flawless Jewel on Sunday added to the Cool Silk Partnership's good season after the Group race victories of Sands Of Mali earlier in the year. Kodyanna followed up her York nursery success with a good second behind Comedy in the G3 Prix De Cabourg at Deauville on Sunday which was preceeded an hour earlier by a dazzling 16-length Novice Race victory for Sands Of Mali's half-sister Flawless Jewel at Pontefract. Kodyanna filled the same position in the Deauville contest as her half-sister Darkanna did twelve months earlier in the same race.
Sat 23 Jun 2018
Sands Of Mali flew home after suffering trouble in running to finish a fast-closing second in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, the top 3yo only sprint of the year. He narrowly failed to add to the G2 & G3 victories on his previous two outings this year. He is having a fantastic season and is a credit to all the team at Richard Fahey's Musley Bank yard.
Sat 26 May 2018
Sands Of Mali made all in tenacious style and just fended off the determined Invincible Army to win the Group-2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock. Having begun the season with a Group-3 victory in France, Sands Of Mali showed plenty of speed once again but also had the heart to cling on to victory in the final furlong. All roads now lead to the Group-1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot for The Cool Silk Partnership's flagship colt.