The Doyler rode his rivals to sleep there, pinging out from a wide gate and gliding round in front before waving adios and winning as he pleased.
Blow me down, less than 24-hours later Dramatic Queen and her in-form jock were at it again, this time coming with a late swoop to bag a Listed race at Lingfield.
The filly must be made of granite and was the middle leg of a treble for Doyle, who has jetted out to Kentucky to partner One Master in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (7.36) tonight.
It’s a pound to a penny he’ll give her a proper ride and a little each-way flutter could be in order.
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Amanda Perrett usually looks as if she’s heard Chancellor Philip Hammond has taxed smiling, but must have been wearing a bit of a grin after her good looking pair Deference and Inhale made eye-catching debuts at Lingfield on Thursday.
Both were quietly bet at fancy prices and I’ll give the game up if they can’t win a race or two.
Talking of well bet horses, a close connection to Hackbridge was seen sneaking a crafty monkey on the gelding just before a 1m2f handicap on this card.
That was double significant as the punter in question is normally a fiver or tenner man.
Hackbridge did the business at a working man’s price and his backer was last seen nipping off to the racecourse stables with a well-stuffed satchel wedged under his arm!
By contrast, Stevie Donohoe went to Kempton for a couple of live ones on Wednesday evening and came away with a whole heap of nothing.
Luckless Stevie was touched off in a driving finish on David Simcock’s good-looking Universal Order in the 1m novice event and then gave Carnwennan a comedians ride in the 2m handicap.
Punters weren’t laughing, Donohoe looked bereft and the horse remains a winner waiting to happen.
Jason Watson rode Seinesational to win that race and there’s a persistent rumour that his link with the Saeed Bin Suroor yard is about to get a whole lot tighter.
Watson was cool as cucumber when easing the trainer’s well backed Laieth (11-8 to 8-13) home in the 7f novice event here and is starting to look pretty good in Godolphin blue.
The boy wonder is due to spend a winter in Dubai and with Bin Suroor giving him a leg-up that could be more than a nice little earner.
SHANTOU ROCK (2.25 Ascot) goes well when fresh and can make all on a track that should suit his
There’s a dual-purpose feast waiting for us today and best bet of the day could be front-running SHANTOU ROCK (2.25) at Ascot.
He jumps for fun, is trained by man-of-the-moment Dan Skelton and was last seen when hitting the frame in a Grade 1 event at Aintree in April.
If he’s allowed an uncontested lead it could be curtains for his rivals.
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