We are still buzzing from the success of Liberty Beach in the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood - and delighted that the Racing Post published an article featuring the breeder Philip Wilkins who had some very kind things to say about Mickley Stud which we appreciate and are very pleased about his once in a lifetime success. That said its the second Molecomb winner we have been associated with in the last three years, so lets hope we have continued success in the race! The full Racing Post article can be read AT THIS LINK [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]
She did it again!! LIBERTY BEACH wins the Molecomb G3 at Glorious Goodwood. She got stuck in a bit of traffic but when she got the gap, she pressed the turbo and won it in style. A great day for owner/breeder Phillip & Barbara Wilkins and family, and great training achievement by John Quinn. Don’t get many days as glorious as this!
OLLIVANDER, winner of a Beverley handicap last time out, ran to a similar level at Catterick to land his 4th career success. This Heeraat gelding has done all his winning at 3 years of age, and is showing now that he was worth being patient with. Taking over in front heading into the bend and brought up the middle up the track in the straight, he galloped on well and was always holding the runner-up. Many congratulations to owners York Thoroughbred Racing and trainer David O'Meara.
At Beverley, the Heeraat gelding OLLIVANDER, who made all over this C&D in June, this time had to settle for a stalking trip in lane 2, from the widest draw, and his rider dropped the reins in the final furlong, but the horse travelled well and he found plenty. He was just a bit more progressive than his rivals.
MOTAKHAYYEL, already shown to be a talented son of Heeraat, was just denied on his recent handicap debut at Yarmouth, but looked capable of better returned to 1 mile, and won comfortably in a useful 3yo handicap at Newmarket to make it three wins from five starts. He was well positioned in the race, showing himself to be a progressive and smart handicapper with a big pot in him. This son of Heeraat will no doubt be aimed at Listed/Group 3 level further down the line.
Another Heeraat 2yo winner today at Carlisle, in the Novice Median Auction Stakes. ABERAMA GOLD wasn't the best away, which wasn't ideal down a furlong in trip, but he picked up well and showed a decent attitude to get off the mark at the third attempt. He's improved with each run and will be heading for nurseries now.
Fantastic result today for Phil and Barbara Wilkins, owners and breeders of Liberty Beach who ran an awesome race in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot to finish 4th and leader of her group drawn on the far side. She’ll definitely have her day on the big stage - Born and raised at Mickley Stud!
What a gutsy filly SHANI is! Well done to Dave Evans for training the 2yo, and our co-breeder Mark Winsor. What a battle! Shani came out on top in the Class 3 Incubex Wellchild Selling Stakes at Goodwood, with P J McDonald riding for the David Evans team. The filly was snapped up in the sale afterwards, so will head to a new yard, where we hope she will enjoy further successes. Good luck to new connections!