The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Irvine jockey Danny Tudhope at the double at Ayr Racecourse

By: Iain Ferguson

IRVINE born jockey Danny Tudhope celebrated the start of the 2014 flat season at Ayr on Sunday by riding a double.

He won the opening race, the Download The Free maiden stakes on Watchable, the 9/4 second favourite. He cruised his mount into contention and led over a furlong out going on to win by three and a half lengths from 2/5 favourite Galvanise.

David O’Meara trained both Watchable and Danny’s second winner Patrona Ciana (15/8 fav) (pictured above) which landed the Casino Bonuses At Handicap.

Jim Goldie ran no fewer than eight horses in the Exclusive Free Bets at Handicap over six furlongs but had to be content with third, fourth and fifth spot with the well gambled on Irish raider Dashwood winning at 3/1.

Megaleka (100/30 fav) also landed a touch  in the five furlong handicap for trainer Alan Bailey and jockey Tim Clark beating Jim Goldie’s Rothesay Chancer by three lengths.

Goldie did have a winner when A Southside Boy came with a late run under Graham Lee to beat Vicky Valentine by a head in the one mile five furlong finale.

Ayr’s next meeting is the two-day May meeting featuring the Spring Raceday  on Wednesday 21 May and the Wallaces TCB Raceday on Thursday 22 May.

For more information on racing at Ayr call 01292 264179 or go online at 

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.

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