JOHN QUINN’S exciting two-year-old Liberty Beach once again demonstrated her devastating turn of foot to land the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes last Wednesday at the prestigious Glorious Goodwood meeting.

The filly had to weave her way through a wall of horses in the five-furlong contest on the Sussex Downs, but when she got daylight she scooted clear under regular jockey Jason Hart.

“She had to be tough and she’s very quick. Today I liked how she put the race to bed but she also had a bit left in reserve,” said Hart after their win.

The daughter of Cable Bay was sent of the 11-8 favourite and made her backers sweat before eventually collecting their cash. Richard Fahey’s Show Me Show Me looked out paced early on in the race, but he ran home decisively to fill third spot. Jockey Hart spoke after the race of Liberty Beach’s likeable attitude.

“She’s got a very good mind, at home you could let a kid ride her, she’s great and going down to the start she doesn’t get worked up, she’s just a very chilled out character. The boss knows what he’s doing so I’m sure he will choose the right targets for her,” he said.

It was Quinn’s second winner of the meeting as just 24 hours earlier he saddled the smart two-year-old colt Cobra Eye to victory in the European Breeders Fund EBF Maiden Stakes, for owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds and superstar jockey Frankie Dettori.

Speaking after Liberty Beach’s success the Malton trainer said “She showed once again a very special acceleration. I'm delighted we didn't run her in the Prix Robert Papin (Deauville) and gave her a break as we thought she would have an outstanding chance in this race and this is a great place to win.”

The win has evoked Quinn to map out some very ambitious races for his smart juvenile.

“It's a very good sign that it took Jason a long time to pull her up today. I have entered her in the Lowther (Group 2, York, Thursday, August 22) and the Prix Morny which is the same weekend so we shall see. She is a very high-class filly,” he said.

Owner and breeder Philip Wilkins had received a number of offers for his talented Liberty Beach but has since made it clear he has no intentions to part with her. Wilkins has been breeding horses for only a couple of years and his fortunes have since changed now this filly has come along.

“We just love racing, so that is why we are here. The money wasn't going to make that much difference to our lives, so we thought why not keep her?”

"I lost a racehorse that I paid a lot of money for, who didn't even reach the track, and I got very disappointed about the game. I decided to take the mares that I had and to breed. From that, we are back racing again and I am over the moon,” he said.

Fayez was a surprise winner of the opening race of the Glorious Goodwood festival for Gate Helmsley trainer David O’Meara. The five-year-old came with a late flourish under in-form jockey Danny Tudhope to get up just on the line and the land the spoils at odds of 25-1.

“We came here not with huge expectations. He has had a really good year this horse. When things work out for him he can be very good, but he needs a lot of luck in running and he got it today,” said his trainer.

It was a near miss for Ryedale trainer’s in last Saturday’s £150,000 Unibet Stewards’ Cup.

O’Meara’s Summerghand and Gulliver finished fourth and sixth respectively while Malton trainer Declan Carroll saddled the well-fancied Justanotherbottle to take fifth spot.

One Northern trainer riding high from Saturday’s efforts is Ruth Carr; who enjoyed an across the card double.

Beaten just a head last Tuesday, Poyle Vinnie went one place better three days later on the Downs when landing the Stewards’ Sprint – a consolation race for the Stewards’ Cup. Jockey James Sullivan was doing the steering.

Two hours later, Carr was successful closer to home as Kylie Rules claimed the Thirsk Summer Cup to mark a memorable day for the trainer.

“It was a good day. It’s not often everything falls into place, so for it to happen in two valuable races on the same day was great,” she said.

Trainer Kevin Ryan was also amongst the weekend winners having enjoyed success both in Britain and across the channel.

Major Jumbo was a deserving winner when taking Chester's Listed Queensferry Stakes; he duly scuttled clear down the home straight on the Roodee, to land the prize by three-and-a-half lengths.

It capped a fine day for Ryan after Glass Slippers was victorious in a Listed contest in Deauville and yard stalwart Brando finished a gallant second in the Group 1 Prix Maurice De Gheest both ridden by Yorkshire jockey Tom Eaves.

“I was stood at the 100-metre mark and when he passed me, I thought he’d gone and won,” expressed trainer Ryan of Brando.

“I’m delighted. It’s hard to finish second, but someone has to and I think this was a better race than the year he won it,” he added.

The Sprint Cup at Haydock on September 7 is likely to be Brando’s next target – a race in which he finished a half-length second to the Tin Man last season.

As far as first season trainers go Phillip Makin is doing very well. He saddled a nice winner on Monday’s card at Ripon when Lahore got his head in front to land a competitive Class 3 sprint Handicap. Jockey Paul Mulrennan was very impressed with the five-year-old’s performance.

“He travelled like a dream through the race. I think he’s a nice horse and he hasn’t many miles on the clock. He quickened up well, hopefully there’s more to come from him. It’s good for Phil and the team and it’s nice to ride him a winner,” said Mulrennan.

Another notable winner on Monday, this time at Windsor, was Citron Major for the in-form yard of Nigel Tinkler. The chestnut gelding was the winner of a six-furlong handicap under stable jockey Rowan Scott.

“It was a good race and that’s what it’s all about. He couldn’t do more than win so it’s great, it’s absolutely great for the owners, they aren’t here as they are back up in Yorkshire,” said Tinkler after the long journey south proved worthwhile.

Elsewhere, Malton trainer Brian Ellison has been on the scoreboard with his talented dual-purpose horse Nietzsche. The son of Poet’s Voice recorded his second victory over the bigger obstacles when winning a Novice Chase at Perth last week and looks to be improving all the time.

Carlisle Racecourse hosted its annual ladies night on Monday with an all-female jockey professional and amateur seven race card.

There was a welcome winner in the final race when Emily Easterby steered Breathable to victory for father and trainer Tim. It was even more poignant that her grandfather and former legendary Yorkshire trainer, Peter Easterby was celebrating his 90th birthday.

He was Champion trainer three times and highly renowned for training leading National Hunt horses Sea Pigeon and Night Nurse.

The Easterby team took to social media and said “What a fantastic ride by Emily Easterby timing it to perfection to win on Breathable. It proved a brilliant way to celebrate her Grandad’s 90th birthday with a horse that looks sure to be an exciting hurdler for the future!”