Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Double for Brian Harding at Ayr Racecourse
By: Iain Ferguson
JOCKEY Brian Harding continued his fine vein of form when riding a double at Ayr Racecourse on Monday.
Brian, one of the most experienced riders in the UK, partnered Oil Burner (11/1) to win The Non-Runner No Bet Championship Races At Cheltenham Handicap for trainer Willie Amos. The horse powered clear from the last to win by 10 lengths from the Jim Goldie trained Too Cool To Fool (5/1).
And win number two came in the feature race, the Back Of The Net At BetVictor.com Handicap Chase, when the Nicky Richards trained And The Man (7/2) won by three and a quarter lengths from See Double You.
[Pictured: And The Man jumps into the lead at the last fence at Ayr on Monday in the hands of Brian Harding.]
There were wins too for trainers Lucinda Russell and Jim Goldie. Lucinda’s Final Assault (7/4) was left clear in the hands of jockey Peter Buchanan when the Lucy Alexander ridden The Orange Rogue fell at the last in the maiden hurdle.
Jim Goldie’s success came courtesy of Plus Jamais (9/4 fav) for jockey Brian Hughes in the Cheltenham 2014 NRFB At BetVictor.com Handicap Hurdle.Rebecca Menzies, saddled her first Ayr winner as a trainer with Chavoy (16/1) ridden by her boyfriend Tony Kelly in the Download The BetVictor App Now Handicap Hurdle.
Ayr’s next meeting is on Tuesday 11 February. For more information or to buy tickets 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.
Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.