Racing Report Card: A horse on the up at Haydock, a cracking ride from Jamie Spencer and one for the tracker at Chester


THE racing on Saturday was top-class whichever way you looked.

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the action here at Sun Racing HQ and picked out some snippets you may have missed.

A horse on the up 📈

Munhamek (2.50 Haydock) may have finished second in the Silver Bowl, but he is a horse with a bright future.

Ivan Furtado’s lightly-raced three-year-old attempted to make all but he was pestered for the lead in the early stages.

Jockey Duran Fentiman kicked in the straight and looked to have the race won, but the petrol light began to flicker and he was nailed by Beatboxer in the final strides in an agonising finish.

He will win a big one this year.

Ride of the day 💪

Jamie Spencer has balls of steel, and he displayed them once again aboard Mr Lupton in the Group 2 Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh.

The top jock was sat stone last approaching the final two furlongs in the big sprint, and he held his nerve for as long as he possibly could.

With the furlong pole in sight, he let the six-year-old loose and he ran down the favourite Speak In Colours to win going away. Lovely stuff.

One for the tracker 🔭

Hero Hero (1.45 Chester) opened his account with a jaw-dropping performance at Chester.

The Andrew Balding-trained colt, who was third behind the hugely exciting Jubiloso at Chelmsford last time, was out of the gates like a greyhound under Silvestre De Sousa.

And I don’t think the champion jockey will have had many easier rides, as the colt coasted clear to win by eight lengths hard held. Stick him in your notebook.



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