Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Ayr Racecourse treble for top trainer Lucinda Russell
By: Iain Ferguson
Lucinda Russell’s amazing record at Ayr Racecourse continued on Tuesday last week when she saddled three winners, taking her seasonal tally at the track to 11 wins from 30 runners.
And for the first leg of her treble Lucinda had the help of champion jockey AP McCoy who rode Tap Night (11/8 jt fav and pictured above left) to land the BetVictor Non Runner Free Bet At Cheltenham Novices Chase.
Lucinda’s other successes came courtesy of Nuts N Bolts (2/1 fav) in the Money Back On Madrid With BetVictor Handicap Chase with Peter Buchanan riding, and in the last young Irish jockey Graham Watters partnered Island Confusion (5/1) for Ayr owner Mrs Sandra Giles to land the National Hunt Flat Race.
AP McCoy is also having a terrific season at Ayr and also rode Deepsand (4/6 fav) to land the BetVictor Welsh Open Final Frame Insurance Maiden Hurdle. The champ has now ridden 6 winners from 12 mounts at Ayr this season.
Dumfries trainer James Ewart saddled Sacre Toi (11/10 fav) under Brian Hughes to lift the BetVictor Non Runner Free Bet At Cheltenham Handicap Chase while the trainer – jockey combination of Donald McCain and Jason Maguire teamed up on Swatow Typhoon (9/4 jt fav) to win the BetVictor.com National Hunt Novices Hurdle.
Ayr’s next meeting is on this Thursday 21 February, with the first race due off at 2.20pm.
For more details on racing at Ayr call 01292 264179 or go online at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292 294972 or 07795 565691.
Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.