Century for Fahey

Richard Fahey reached a first-time century of Flat winners in a season when Trumpstoo won the EBF/UTS Maiden Stakes at Newcastle today.

Appropriately ridden by his stable jockey Paul Hanagan, the 9-2 shot made all the running to hold the sustained challenge of 2-1 favourite Custody by a neck.

Fahey, speaking from Newmarket Sales, said: "It is great to get to the 100 and it reflects great credit on everyone connected with the yard - staff and owners alike.

"We have had a great year. To win over £1m (€1.3m) for the third successive season was the overall highlight but this century is the icing on the cake.

"I am particularly pleased that Trumpstoo won because he is a first winner for his owner, Suzanne Hart."

Hanagan, who has ridden 55 of the Fahey winners, added: "I am delighted for Richard, it is a great achievement by him and everyone in the yard to have kept the horses running well all season."

Bryan Smart's good run with his two-year-olds continued when Allformary, the 5-4 favourite, made all the running under Tom Eaves to win the Lumsden And Carroll/EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

She had two and a half lengths to spare over Drop The Hammer.

Her owner, Alan Crombie, said: "She is the first horse I have owned outright, but I had a share in Celestial Welcome, who was trained by Mary Reveley and won an Old Newton Cup (ridden by Carl Lowther in 1999) at Haydock.

"Allformary ran well first time out here, but she came up against a good one in Yorksters Girl.

"The ground was much more gluey this time and she has finished tired, so I don't know if Bryan will run her again this season."

Jenny Candlish had a welcome change of luck when Lap Of Honour (9-1) came out best under Jimmy Quinn in the Northumbrian Water Handicap.

She said: "When he came to me he was too high in the handicap for what he had done.

"We had the bit of luck we needed with the draw, but the key to him in the ground and we will have to run him again soon."

Paul Fessey was suspended one day (October 28) for using his whip with excessive frequency on seventh-placed Avontuur.

Candlish's team suffered a hefty reverse half an hour later, however, when her 2-9 favourite Princess Rainbow was beaten by Gay Kelleway's 25-1 chance Ice Bellini in the Phil Bentley Is 40 Now Median Auction Maiden Stakes.

Kelleway said: "I am so pleased for her owners, the Jcs Partnership, because they also bred her.

"When she came to me she had only ever beaten two horses, but the visor and the step up in trip helped.

"I did not think she would beat the favourite, but I thought she would be second."

Ross Smith, 19, gained his first success on only his second ride under Rules when bringing home the Linda Perratt-trained Prince Rhyddarch in the Gowland And Dawson Handicap for amateur riders.

Smith said: "I was with Mr (Ian) Semple for three years before Miss Perratt moved to the stables so I've been with the yard for three and a half years."

Because of the ground conditions, the stalls had to be dispensed with for the Fastflow Pipeline Services Handicap.

A flip start was required in the 10-furlong contest, which was won by Ann Duffield's Bavarian Nordic.

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