Review of Week 30th June – 6th July

Penalty Scorer ran at Warwick in the five furlong nursery which looked a competitive race on paper and Noel Garbutt rode taking 5lbs off. From the stalls Penalty Scorer missed the break and was behind the rest of the runners. Howe haver the first time visor lit the horse up and she was soon pulling very hard and Noel was having trouble restraining her. The horse was pulling for her head and literally pulled Noel forward and as the field turned into the home straight with two furlongs to run Penalty Scorer had pulled herself up into third place. As the field straightened for home and the dash for the winning line began, Penalty Scorer understandably got tired and began to weaken back through the field. At the furlong pole Noel eased right down and allowed the horse to finish in her own time. The horse pulled miles too hard in the first time visor to do herself justice; there will be other days for her.

Nelsons Bay ran at Carlisle on Saturday night in the one mile one ½ furlong handicap and Graham Lee took the ride. From the off the pace was very strong and Graham tucked the horse in fourth place as two horse set a strong gallop and raced ahead from the rest of the field. As the race progressedNelsonsBayand the other horses closed in the leaders and rounding the turned into the home straight the field had grouped together. Graham angled the horse out to get a run as the entire field looked to have some kind of chance. Graham asked the horse to get closer but there was little response and the eventually winner and placed horse’s quickened away and inside the final furlong Nelsons Bay got tired and faded back through the field.

Ted’s Brother ran at Nottingham 20 minutes later and ran in the one mile & ½ furlong handicap and Duilio Da Silva took the ride and took 5lb off. From the stalls Ted’s Brother was settled tat the rear of the field as several horse looked to set a good gallop. Duilio had the horse settled with only one horse behind them as the field were well strung out. As the field turned into the home straight Ted’s Brother was still travelling on the bridle and as the field hit the three furlongs from home marker Duilio moved Ted’s Brother to the wide outside of the field to get a clear run at the leaders. The early leaders began to fade as Ted’s Brother was making eye catching progress and was getting ever closer to the leaders. Inside the final furlong Ted’s Brother was coming home strongest of all and in the shadows of the post he joined two horses on his inside. It was nip and tuck but in the final stride Ted’s Brother stuck his neck out and just got up on the line to win by a neck. A really game effort and a fantastic win for all connections.