Thursday, 28 June 2012
Irvine jockey Danny Tudhope rides a double at Ayr Racecourse
By: Iain Ferguson
Irvine-born jockey Danny Tudhope was the toast of the Friday night crowd at Ayr Racecourse last weekend when he rode a double.
Danny (pictured above) won on Able Master (6/1) for trainer David O’Meara in the Iomart Group Handicap, and followed that victory with another for trainer Jo Hughes on Calisto Moon (6/1) in the Domino’s Pizza Handicap.
The second day of the two-day fixture on Saturday saw Robert Winston ride two winners to follow up a solitary win on Friday – all three horses are trained by Lambourn-based Charles Hills.
The feature race of Saturday’s card went Robert’s way when he produced the 7/2 favourite Angels Will Fall to win the Scottish Sun/E.B.F. Land O’Burns Fillies Stakes, a Listed Race with £40,000 in prize money.
And he followed up in the last, the Peoples Ford Handicap when Cool Macavity (10/1) bravely held on to win by a neck from Red Inca, the 7/2 joint favourite. The jockey’s Friday night winner was on Sir Fredlot (11/4) in the Scottish Sun Maiden Stakes.
Another jockey who rode a Saturday double was Amy Ryan, and both horses were trained by her dad Kevin. Ardmay landed the valuable Scottish Sun On Sunday Handicap at 9/1 and Reem Star (11/2) was a comfortable winner of the STV Appeal Handicap.
Graham Gibbons became the third jockey to ride two winners on the card when Tickle Time (7/2) landed the SunSport/EBF Maiden Stakes to follow his earlier success on 11/2 chance Bosun Breeze in the Scottish Sun Miss Scotland Handicap. Both horses were trained by David Barron.
The next meeting at Ayr Racecourse is the totepool Armed Forces Family Raceday on Sunday 8 July.
For more information on racing at Ayr go online at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk or call 01292 264179.
For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292-294972 or 07795-565691.
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