Richard Fahey Stable Tour

    Northern powerhouse Richard Fahey is on track to break his prize money record in 2017 and here he gives us the inside track on his leading lights, many of whom are primed for an assault on the major meetings this autumn.
  • Friday 08 September 2017
  • Stable Tours

Each season that passes just to seems to get better and better for Musley Bank maestro Richard Fahey.

With Ribchester taking pride of place with his victories in the Lockinge Stakes and the Queen Anne Stakes, followed by a narrow defeat in heavy ground in the Sussex Stakes, it is hardly surprising that he has already passed his prize money total of last year with the promise of plenty more to come.

The winner tally stands at 147 to date with over £3,327,000 in the prize money coffers which better his domestic total of over £3,162,000 for 2016.

There is plenty of fish to be fried at Haydock, Ascot and in Ireland this weekend and that will be followed with a healthy team at Doncaster’s St Leger Festival and then another onslaught at Ayr’s Western meeting.

The Malton trainer’s record-equalling haul of 235 winners in 2015 looks very unlikely to be threatened but there is every chance his prize money total of £3,846,974 can be surpassed and Richard kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about some of his main hopes for the autumn and beyond.

Older Horses

Birchwood (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 17 starts and currently rated 105. Finished third, beaten three quarters of a length, to Master Of The World in the Betfred Mile Handicap at Goodwood (1m) in August.

Trainer Says:

He runs at Ascot on Saturday and will go for all the big handicaps over seven furlongs and a mile. The Balmoral is his high up my list.

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Carnageo (FR)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 20 starts and currently rated 84. Landed the Carlisle Bell Handicap at Carlisle (1m) in June by half a length from King’s Pavilion off a mark of 81.

Trainer Says:

He won the Carlisle Bell this year and he will be aimed at some of the mile to a mile and a quarter handicaps towards the end of the turf season.

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Constantino (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 12 starts and currently rated 93. Last win at Newcastle (1m) in June when beating Kentuckyconnection a length and a half off a mark of 90.

Trainer Says:

The problem is that there don’t appear to be many races for him on the AW and he appears to be better on it. We are going to have to try him on the turf as we have nowhere to go on the AW. He ran a good race the other day at Chelmsford and let’s hope he can build on that performance. There is a chance he could go to Ayr where he broke his maiden a long time ago.

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Don't Touch

Form Profile:

Winner of seven of his 14 starts and currently rated 109. Finished 9th of 18, only beaten four and a quarter lengths, to Talaayeb in the Group 3 City of York Stakes at York in August on latest start.

Trainer Says:

He is in at York at the weekend and is also in the Ayr Gold Cup. We will see how he gets on there and then make a decision on Ayr.

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Gabrial (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of eight of his 70 starts and currently rated 105. Came closest to victory this season when runner-up, beaten a neck, to Sovereign Debt in the Group 3 Diomed Stakes at Epsom (1m 1/2f) in June.

Trainer Says:

He is what he is and getting a bit older and just deteriorating a little. The Balmoral Handicap would be high on my mind.

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George Bowen (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of five of his 35 starts and currently rated 92. Most impressive when gaining his sole success so far this season at Nottingham (6f) in June when beating Love Island four and a half lengths off a mark of 86.

Trainer Says:

He is a disappointing horse as he works like a machine at home. He will run at Curragh on Sunday and then is another who will go to Ayr.

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Gin In The Inn (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 21 starts and currently rated 91. Better recent effort at Pontefract (6f) in July when runner-up, beaten two and a quarter lengths, to Bossipop off a mark of 90.

Trainer Says:

He runs at the Curragh this weekend and then is off to Ayr.

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Growl

  • 5-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Oasis Dream - Desert Tigress (Storm Cat)
  • Trained by: R A Fahey
  • Last Race: York, 14 Oct 2017 15:15
  • Result: 11/20, chased leaders, ridden and hung left when every chance final furlong, bumped winner, weakened towards finish
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Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 28 starts and currently rated 109. Best effort this season when fourth, beaten only a length, to Lancelot Du Lac in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood (6f) in August.

Trainer Says:

He runs in the 32 Red Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday and the more rain the better. After that he will be off to Ayr for the Ayr Gold Cup.

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Innocent Touch (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of five of his 39 starts and currently rated 88. Came closest to victory this term when runner-up, beaten a neck to Not So Sleepy off a mark of 92 at Epsom (1m 2f) in June.

Trainer Says:

He is what he is and is a star. He is a horse I have a lot of respect for but he is finding it tough to win off his rating. Hopefully we can get his head in front before the end of the year.

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Kimberella

Form Profile:

Winner of 10 of his 72 starts and currently rated 110. Better than ever this season and landed a listed event at Chester (6f) in August and solid effort in the Beverley Bullet at Beverley (5f) last Saturday when fourth, beaten a length and a half, to Take Cover.

Trainer Says:

He’s has a good season and won a listed at Chester in August. He ran a sound race in the Beverley Bullet and we might just give him a break and try and win the All-Weather Final with him.

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Mr Lupton (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 24 starts and currently rated 108. Finished fifth, beaten two lengths, to Washington DC in a Group 3 at the Curragh (6f) in August on latest start.

Trainer Says:

He runs in the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday and then probably the Ayr Gold Cup. That will be his next two races but he has performed admirably this season.

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Normandie Lady

Form Profile:

Winner of three of her 13 starts and currently rated 81. Made a winning reappearance at Nottingham (1m 1/2f) in May when beating Lincoln Rocks three and three quarter lengths off a mark of 77.

Trainer Says:

She had a little break but has come back fine and I am happy with her. She will go for mile to mile and a quarter handicaps before the end of the year.

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Penwortham (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 19 starts and currently rated 89. Scored by half a length from War Glory on his latest outing at Chester (7 1/2f) in September off a mark of 83.

Trainer Says:

He loves Chester and he won there on his latest start he will go back there for his next outing

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Powerallied (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 21 starts and currently rated 86. Returned to winning form at Chester (5 1/2f) this month when beating El Astronaute a length and a quarter off a mark of 81.

Trainer Says:

He is another who loves Chester and he is in good form. I am sure he will be running at the next Chester meeting.

Prying Pandora (FR)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of her 16 starts and currently rated 81. Finished runner-up, beaten a neck, to Titi Makfi at Newmarket (1m) in August off a mark of 78.

Trainer Says:

She doesn’t mind a bit of juice in the ground so her season is going to start now but she has done fine so far.

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Ribchester (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of five of his 13 starts and currently rated 125. Returned to winning form with a comprehensive three and three quarter length victory from Lightning Spear in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury (1m) in May and followed up with a length and a quarter victory from Mutakayyef in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m) in June. Narrowly failed to complete a hat trick in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes run on heavy ground at Goodwood (1m) in August when rallying but beaten a neck by Here Comes When.

Trainer Says:

He had a good season and is a very talented horse. He’s rated 125 and bagged a couple of big ones in winning the Lockinge and the Queen Anne. He is in the Prix du Moulin on Sunday and he will then go to Ascot then the Breeders’ Cup.

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Stamp Hill (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 17 starts and currently rated 99. Returned to winning form when beating Mjjack a length and a quarter in the International Stakes at Ascot (7f) in July off a mark of 90.

Trainer Says:

He has a few entries and is in at Ayr at the weekend and in the Ayr Gold Cup. He won the big handicap at Ascot and could go back for the Balmoral.

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Tatlisu (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of eight of his 58 starts and currently rated 83. Last success in a claimer at Ripon (6f) in June when beating Mishaal a length and three quarters.

Trainer Says:

He is older than myself and goes for a claimer at Wolverhampton on Saturday. He’s a grand horse and on a going day he is very capable.

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Third Time Lucky (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of six of his 24 starts and currently rated 101. Finished fifth, beaten only two and three quarter lengths, to Convey in the All-Weather Middle Distance Championships Condition Stakes at Lingfield (1m 2f) in April when last seen out.

Trainer Says:

He had a setback and is just back in training but he will have an All-Weather campaign.

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Toscanini (IRE)

  • 5-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Shamardal - Tuzla (Panoramic)
  • Trained by: R A Fahey
  • Last Race: Ascot, 21 Oct 2017 15:15
  • Result: 13/15, led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakening when hampered inside final 2f, behind and eased
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Form Profile:

Winner of five of his 27 starts and currently rated 112. Ran a blinder on his latest start in the Group 3 City of York Stakes at York (7f) in August when beaten only a neck by Talaayeb.

Trainer Says:

He is officially a lead horse for Ribchester but he ran a cracker in the City of York last time. He might go for the Ayr Gold Cup as we don’t need him for Ribchester until Ascot.

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Withernsea (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 36 starts and currently rated 99. Creditable fourth, beaten a length and a half, to Master The World in the Betfred Mile Handicap at Goodwood (1m) in August off a mark of 97.

Trainer Says:

He is in at Leopardstown at the weekend and has finished second in the race twice. He will be aimed at the seven furlongs and mile races at Ascot and could run in both.

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Three Year Olds

Boundsy (IRE)

  • 3-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Dandy Man - Chiba (Timber Country)
  • Trained by: R A Fahey
  • Last Race: Doncaster, 28 Oct 2017 16:00
  • Result: 3/15, mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well and closed, went never nearer 3rd post
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Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 15 starts and currently rated 86. Scored by a neck from Liberatum off a mark of 82 at Chester (5f) this month on his latest outing.

Trainer Says:

He is a good hardy horse and he seems to like Chester. He will be there for the next meeting.

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Dan Troop

  • 3-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Lawman - Full Mandate (Acclamation)
  • Trained by: R A Fahey
  • Last Race: Chester, 16 Sep 2017 15:15
  • Result: Won/10, tracked leaders, closed going well 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, reduced lead towards finish
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Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 8 starts. Has won three of his four races this season and hacked up by seven lengths from Original Choice on latest outing at Chester (7 1/2f) in July off a mark of 77.

Trainer Says:

He has been in great form this season and is a late maturing type that has come to hand well. He could go to Chester or Ayr next.

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Forest Ranger (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 8 starts and currently rated 110. Finished runner-up, beaten three quarters of a length, to Mustashry in the Group 3 Strensall Stakes at York (1m 1f) in August on latest start.

Trainer Says:

He has been running well and knocking on the door but could be a sort of twilight horse. He is rated 110 and will probably go to Ayr for the Doonside Cup.

Video Form
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Megan Lily (IRE)

  • 3-y-o; bay filly
  • Breeding: Dragon Pulse - Nebraas (Green Desert)
  • Trained by: R A Fahey
  • Last Race: Pontefract, 21 Sep 2017 16:00
  • Result: 5/7, got lose before start, pulled hard tracking leaders, steadied into rear after 1f, ridden over 2f out, no impression
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Form Profile:

Winner of two of her 19 starts and currently rated 89. Gained her last success at Chester (5f) in June when beating Poet’s Society half a length off a mark of 87.

Trainer Says:

She has been busy enough and doesn’t mind a bit of juice in the ground. She is quite a well-bred filly so we will be trying to knock black type with her before the end of the year.

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Queen Kindly

Form Profile:

Winner of four of her 10 starts and currently rated 103. Returned to winning form on her latest start in a Listed event at Pontefract (6f) in August when scoring by a head from Eartha Kitt.

Trainer Says:

She is going to run in the Haydock Park Sprint Cup on Saturday. She is also in the Abbaye. There are not that many races for her but she is in great form. We tried to make her stay but she didn’t and it has taken a couple of runs to get her back on the ball but she is right on the button now.

Six Strings

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 7 starts and currently rated 88. Finished third, beaten half a length, to Bertiewhittle on his latest outing at Doncaster (7f) in August.

Trainer Says:

He is a progressive horse and hasn’t had much racing. On a going day he could easily win and let’s hope he gets his head in front before the end of the year.

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Society Red

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 13 starts and currently rated 82. Returned to winning form at Beverley (1m 2f) last Saturday when beating The Statesman a neck off a mark of 79.

Trainer Says:

He won the other day and even though he has been but his is backward sort of horse. He will be a nice horse next year.

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Starlight Romance (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of her 11 starts and currently rated 89. Last win at Chester (7 1/2f) in June when beating Vona a short head off a mark of 83.

Trainer Says:

She is what she is and she hasn’t much hidden from the handicapper. She probably needs to come down a few pounds to be competitive.

The Feathered Nest (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of her 8 starts and currently rated 86. Scored by a neck from Scorching Heat on her latest start at Newmarket (6f) in July off a mark of 84.

Trainer Says:

She will be aimed at some of the better handicaps before the end of the year. She has won over six furlongs but may be worth trying over seven furlongs and is progressing with experience

Video Form
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The Wagon Wheel (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of three of her 11 starts and currently rated 100. Finished third, beaten a length and a quarter, to Take Cover in the Listed Beverley Bullet at Beverley (5f) last Saturday.

Trainer Says:

We were trying to get some black type with her and she did that in the Beverley Bullet last Saturday. There is a fillies’ race at Ayr for her over five and a half furlongs and that’s where she will go next.

Two Year Olds

Dance Diva

Form Profile:

Winner of three of her 5 starts and currently rated 99. Completed a hat-trick with a length and a quarter defeat of Maggies Angel in a listed event at Newmarket (6f) in July and subsequently runner-up, beaten five lengths, to Nyaleti in the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot (6f) in July. Unplaced to Tajaanus latest start in Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket (7f) in August.

Trainer Says:

She has won a few races for us and I would say she might head to Ayr for the Firth Of Clyde Stakes.

Great Prospector (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of one of her 3 starts and currently rated 105. Beaten only a neck by Tangled on his latest start in a valuable Sales race at York (6f) in August.

Trainer Says:

He’s got some fancy entries including the Sales race and the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster. He has come out of his York race well and we will have a look at the Doncaster races and go from there.

Video Form
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It Dont Come Easy (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 5 starts and currently rated 95. Off the mark on his second start at Musselburgh (5f) in June when beating Rebel Assault a head.

Trainer Says:

He has been a bit disappointing so has had a wind operation just to tighten him up. He had a soft palate operation and he will head to Ayr.

Video Form
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Sands Of Mali (FR)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his three starts and currently rated 116. Off the mark with a three and three quarter length victory from Eirene at Nottingham (6f) in August and followed up with a two and three quarter length win from Invincible Army in the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York (6f) later that month.

Trainer Says:

He runs in the Middle Park and we were obviously delighted with his win in the Gimcrack at York. He is progressing with every run and let’s hope he carries on in that vein.

Zap

  • 2-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Mayson - Moonglow (Nayef)
  • Trained by: R A Fahey
  • Last Race: Doncaster, 28 Oct 2017 14:20
  • Result: 2/8, held up in rear, headway and switched sharply left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 4 starts and currently rated 88. Scored by a length from Red Force One on his debut at York (6f) in May.

Trainer Says:

He is in good form and we are not sure where he goes yet but he works this week and we will make a decision after.

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