Mickley’s Youngest Pinhooker Celebrates Winner!

The Two year old Castlehill Retreat won the Nursey Handicap at Newcastle for trainer Ben Haslam and owners Middleham Park Racing. By Casamento, the winner was also the first pinhook success for our very own Fraser Kent, turning 4000gns into £16,000, not a bad start!

CASTLEHILL RETREAT found 5f on the sharp side at Wolverhampton last time, but tonight’s step up to a new trip did the trick, and he is the second of his dam’s five foals to have obliged at 7f as a 2yo. Paul Mulrennan steered him home and did enough to win in a closely fought contest.