Right stuff for Fahey and Hamilton
Last Updated: 26/08/14 11:44am
Izzthatright continued on a marked upward with a brave front-running effort to claim Listed honours in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Ripon Champion Two Yrs Old Trophy at Ripon.The 9-2 chance has more than paid his way this season and was having his seventh start, most recently being seen winning a Catterick nursery earlier in the month.
Quickly into his stride under Tony Hamilton, the gelded son of Moss Vale showed a most willing attitude as first Explosive Lady and then Bossy Guest threw down strong challenges.
The Richard Fahey inmate was in mood to be passed, however, and knuckled down to see off 9-4 joint-favourite Bossy Guest by half a length.
The victory meant back-to-back successes in the race for Fahey and Hamilton after Supplicant 12 months ago.
Hamilton said: "He had enough toe to get to the rail and he picked up well.
"He got put up 1lb for his last win, which is a big hike, but he's done nothing but improve since we got him.
"He's very tough and he has a lot of early toe to get you where you want to be.
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"I always thought I had some horse underneath me, so if they'd come to me I think he would have gone again."
David O'Meara bagged another good winner as Bartack picked up the £20,000 Ripon Rowels Handicap, with the 3-1 favourite getting the better of Bold Prediction by a length.
Rider Danny Tudhope said: "He keeps going, he's very tough and he's one step in front of the handicapper at the moment.
"The yard is going well, the horses are in great form."
Go Sakhee made the journey from Roger Varian's Newmarket base well worth it with victory in the SIS Virtual Betting Channel Handicap.
Given a perfect front-running ride by Freddie Tylicki, the 3-1 chance made every post a winning one, quickening noticeably at the three pole.
Edging clear from there, he was well on top entering the final furlong, beating An Chulainn by six lengths.
A 15 pence in the pound deduction was enforced after Moonlight Venutre was withdrawn, breaking out of the front of the stalls and running loose for some time, which led to a lengthy delay.
There was a swift double for Tylicki as he was again positive from the front to take the Billy Nevett Memorial Handicap on Pennine Warrior (85-40 favourite) for trainer Scott Dixon.
Dixon, enjoying his best season to date, told At The Races: "We've always thought he had plenty of ability, when he won at Southwell we were expecting a little bit more from him, although he has been consistent in defeat, so this is a step in the right direction.
"He can be just a little bit lazy early on, so we wanted to shake him up today and make plenty of use of him and stretch them.
"They're running really well, we've beat all our targets for this year so anything from today is a bonus. We're just hoping to win a few big ones towards the back end."
Black Pudding gained a short-head verdict to take the Sallie Lindley Memorial Selling Stakes for the in-form Ann Duffield.
There were three in a line at the furlong pole but it was Black Pudding (7-2) who edged in front before being pressed all the way on his outside by Ripon Rose.
George Duffield, representing his wife, said: "He always looked more than capable of winning a race like this, but seemed to lose his way.
"I thought there was a race in him, it was just finding it."
The winner was sold for 3,000 guineas.
Lilly Junior (5-1) got off the mark at the seventh attempt, and her first for Brian Ellison, in the SIS Live Maiden Stakes.