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JOCKEY Ross Chapman stole the show at Ayr Racecourse on Monday riding his first ever four timer and finishing second on his only other mount.
And after steering Instingtive to victory in the Biggest Jumps Season on Racing UK Handicap Hurdle for win number four, Ross joked : “It should have been five”.
As a result of the wins Ross had his 5lb allowance reduced to 3lb and added : “Unfortunately that’s me down to 3Ib now, so I’m chuffed in a way but I know it’s going to get harder now. Hopefully I can keep riding winners and trainers will continue to support me"
The Chapman quartet came courtesy of Presented in the three mile two furlong handicap chase for trainer Lisa Harrison who also saddled the aforementioned Instingtive, The Delray Munky for his guv’nor Iain Jardine in the three mile handicap hurdle and Bulls Head in the two mile four furlong handicap hurdle.
Presented in the three mile two furlong handicap chase for trainer Lisa Harrison
The one that got away was Bobbie’s Diamond in the two mile four furlongs novices’ chase who finished threequarters of a length second to Looksnowtlikebrian. The latter was ridden by champion jockey Richard Johnson who was riding his 150th winner of the season – the 12th time he had achieved that landmark.
Richard said : “He made hard work of that and didn’t jump great today. He jumped nicely on his first two starts over fences, but he never really got into a rhythm on the ground and that was probably the main problem. He’s got a good engine, though, and is getting the hang of it slowly.”
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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