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Course specialist Jay Kay won his fifth race at Ayr when landing the feature contest yesterday - the William Hill Proud To Support Scottish Sport Handicap.
Ridden by his regular pilot Joey Haynes the eight year-old gelding made all to win by a length and three quarter lengths from Clef with the well backed favourite Royal Regent third.
It was Jay Kay’s first win since August 2015 when he won on Ladies Night at Ayr and he was rewarded with a healthy first prize of more than £9,000.
The win gave Joey Haynes a double as he was successful in the opening nursery handicap on Burn Some Dust for trainer Brian Ellison.
Another double winning jockey was apprentice Callum Rodriguez who steered Question of Faith to a comfortable win in the longest race on the card, the one mile seven furlong handicap and then scored on Mustaqbal in Division One of the mile apprentice handicap.
Carluke based trainer Keith Dalgleish saddled the winner of the second division of the apprentice handicap when Cliff Bay held on from the fast finishing Rioja Day for jockey Patrick Vaughan.
One of the most impressive winners of the afternoon was Brandon Castle who carried a massive 10st 6lbs to record his third consecutive victory in the William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap over one mile five furlongs.
Scottish born jockey Andrew Mullen was delighted with the run from the horse who had won at Chester on Saturday and returned to his trainer Archie Watson’s Newmarket yard before returning north to win yesterday.
Andrew added : “He may go to France next. He’s still improving.”
Issued by Iain Ferguson on behalf of Ayr Racecourse. For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292-294972 or 07795-565691.
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