20 July 2019
It's easy to see why Tom Dascombe's stable jockey is the punters' favourite at Haydock. He has an 18% strike-rate (105 wins from 575 races) - which means a £1 level stakes produced a profit of £80.41. Yesterday, as a special 33rd birthday present, Richard Kingscote became the most prolific winning jockey of the modern era at this Lancashire track, when he rode the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Calculation to victory in the Like RacingTV On Facebook Handicap, thereby surpassing former champion jockey, Kevin Darley.
More Prize Money for Shergar
It has just been announced that Ascot is to increase the prize-money to £360,000 for this year's Dubai Duty Free. Each of the six races will now be rewarded with £60,000 - up from last year's £45,000. This year's teams are already beginning to take shape. The Girls' Team, winners of the trophy last August, has now been finalised. Hayley Turner will be joined by Jamie Kah from Australia and the recent Women Jockeys' World Cup winner, Nanako Fujita. For the men, Tadhg O'Shea will captain the Great Britain and Ireland team with Danny Tudhope and one more jockey still to be decided. German captain, Filip Minarik, is the only confirmed member so far for the European team. Yuga Kawada from Japan and Vincent Ho Chak-Yiu are two of the three jockeys in the Rest of the World team.
Drop in Class
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Mohawk clearly benefited from a drop in class, easily winning the Meld Stakes at Leopardstown. The Galileo colt has raced in distinguished company this season, coming second to his stable companion, Circus Maximus in the Dee Stakes at Chester in May. He even tried his luck in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and the French Derby but failed to score. Ridden by Donnacha O'Brien in this Group Three affair, the three-year-old challenged from well over a furlong out and took the lead. The Willie McCreery-trained Up Helly Aa stayed on strongly but was unable to get the better of the 9/4 favourite who won comfortably by two lengths.
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Kaylina Aramis by 9-time Champion Sire Kayf Tara
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- full sister to Kayf Aramis 85 runs & over £153,000 prize money, Winner Cheltenham Festival; 3xWinner at York Dante Festival
- full sister to Kaylif Aramis, his career very sadly cut short at a young age: 3 wins, 4 places, over £59,000 prize money, Winner Ascot grade 2; 2nd grade 3 Aintree