Cool running to wow Beverley

Richard Fahey is enjoying an incredible summer, and Coolminx can notch yet another winner for the Malton maestro in Vicky's Big Anniversary Day Novice Stakes at Beverley.

Fahey nearly pulled off an unbelievable feat at Ayr's Western meeting as, having masterminded the victories of Baldemar and Kaldoun Kingdom in the Bronze and Silver Cups, Knot In Wood ran his usual admirable race in the big event to finish third.

The Irishman has had nearly 150 winners this season, numerically behind only the massive battalions of Richard Hannon and Mark Johnston - and without the backing of a major owner.

He is a huge success story for northern racing and his record on the Westwood in recent years is second to none.

Coolminx is a typical Fahey sort, hardly bred in the purple and a relatively cheap purchase, yet there was lots to like about his debut success at York.

The form has hardly been franked, but you could not have asked for much more from a horse having his initial outing.

There should be plenty more to come.

Captain Dunne ran a cracker in the Portland at the St Leger meeting, traditionally one of the most competitive races of the season, which gives him leading claims in the Violet And Eddie Smith Memorial Conditions Stakes.

The four-year-old has been plying his trade in some of the toughest races but he is obviously in rude health.

A furlong out he looked to have the Portland in the bag, but he just faltered in that last half a furlong.

Again back to the minimum distance, and with conditions in his favour, he can gain an overdue success.

Kieren Fallon and Luca Cumani have wasted no time in striking up a fantastic partnership and can hit the mark again with Maswerte in Folkestone's Hythe Handicap.

Since his return, Fallon has a 75% strike-rate at Folkestone, admittedly from only four rides, but he has also had six winners for Cumani in such a short space of time.

Maswerte was only a length behind Cyflymder in July and a return to that form can see him get back to winning ways.

Marcus Tregoning is now in full flow after his well-publicised troubles at the beginning of the season.

Tafaool runs in the Stone Street Maiden Stakes and looks a likely prospect for success.

He might not have shown much on his only start last year, but there was plenty to like about his third behind Stoic at Newmarket in August.

De Soto might be finally about to confirm the promise he showed as a younger horse.

He was placed in the Cheltenham Bumper behind Missed That in 2005, but lost his way after a spell with Jonjo O'Neill failed to reignite the old fires.

Back with his original trainer, Paul Webber, he bolted up at Bangor last month and it will take something pretty smart to stop him going in again in the O2 Business Handicap Chase at Stratford.

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