Pearl Noir was a winner for the second time in 2018 for trainer Scott Dixon. Sired by Norton Grove Stud’s Milk It Mick (pictured) he was a winner of the five furlong amateur riders’ handicap for jockey Gareth Newmarch.
A son of Monsieur Bond, the Richard Fahey trained Firewater was a winner today. The two year old colt is out of the Norton Grove based mare Spirit Na Heireann (pictured) and he was first past the post at Ayr over a mile. Firewater runs in the colours of his breeder, Mrs Helen Steel.
Also on the Ayr card another son of Monsieur Bond, Billy Bond, was a winner also for Richard Fahey. Billy Bond was bred by Mr and Mrs Ashton. In the places this afternoon, Brian Ellison’s Monsieur Jimmy was a runner up in the seven furlong handicap.
The Norton Grove Stud foaled Maggie’s Passion, trained by Tony Coyle, finished fourth in the first race on the card.
Princes Des Sables, a two year old daughter of Monsieur Bond, won for the fourth time in a row at Chester this afternoon. She is stepping up in class all the time as she won in Class 2 company to pick up the first prize money of almost £12,000.
Kibaar, trained by Ruth Carr and ridden by James Sullivan, was a Pastoral Pursuits sired winner at Newcastle this evening, taking the Baxi 600 Combi Handicap.
Princes Des Sables made it three wins in a row for sire Monsieur Bond. Kevin Ryan’s filly won in Class 2 company at Hamilton to defy a rising handicap mark. Earlier in the week Mable Lee, daughter of Norton Grove based Mexican Milly. was runner up at Catterick and she looks a sure winner again soon.
Rene Mathis was a winner for Monsieur Bond at Wolverhampton this evening. Richard Fahey’s eight year old won the sportnation.net Claiming Stakes for owner Marwan Koukash.
The remarkable Yes You (pictured) defied another rise in the weights by winning again at Thirsk this afternoon. The daughter of Norton Grove based Mexican Milly was winning for the seventh time in her career.
Norton Grove foaled Our Little Pony was also a winner today at Thirsk. The daughter of Cracking Lass won the closing five furlong handicap.