There were six jockeys celebrating a fabulous Tuesday after landing doubles and trebles. First up was David Probert who bagged a quick-fire double at Chelmsford in consecutive races. First up he won on 9/2 chance Imagine Freedom for trainer Joseph Parr in the 2.35 then followed up on 5/2 favourite Excellent George for Stuart Williams. Jim Crowley also enjoyed at double at the same meeting, his first leg coming in the 1.25 aboard Charlie Appleby’s With The Moonlight sent off 6/5 favourite in a four horse race. The pilot completed his brace on the concluding heat of the meeting on Richard Hughes’ 4/1 shot Bonnie Lad.
Up at Catterick David Allen got his two, first up in the 2.45 care of an armchair ride on Tim Easterby’s Eclipse De Lunar which justified being sent off at 5/4 to beat his two rivals and did so with some ease. He followed up and made this news piece winning on 13/2 chance Eye Knee once again for Easterby but had to work a little harder winning by half a length.
Oisin Murphy is no stranger to multiple wins at a meeting but you can be pretty sure that he’d have still been delighted to land up a double over at Ffos Las. He won the 2.25 by a head on Andrew Balding’s 2/1 chance Harrow depriving the even money favourite back in second place. He had to wait until the penultimate to score again, but when he did he did it readily on Ed Walker’s Beowulf which went off at 8/11 and won as you hope they well when backing them at that price.
With four doubles in the bag in the afternoon two jockeys went one better during the evening. First up at Nottingham, William Buick rattled off a treble in races in a row, first up on Mark Johnston’s Madame Ambassador which won the 5.50 at 10/1, then he won by a couple of lengths on 9/2 chance Fashion Free for Michael Appleby in the 6.20 then made it three bolting up on Charlie Appleby’s 5/4 Neptune Sea upsetting the even money jolly in the 6.50.
Over at Lingfield, not to be outdone, but leaving it the latest Tom Marquand made all to win by half a length on Charlie Hills’ charge Perfect Dream in the 6.00 at odds of 17/2. He was made to work an awful lot harder to get winner number two to his name, conjuring his very best efforts to keep James Ferguson’s Smooth Spirit’s nose in front by that minimum margin in the 7.00. The winner returned 16/5, do you hear that whirring? Yes, it’s all those old school bookmakers that used to bet at leafy Lingfield spinning in their graves, what sort of chiseller goes, let along returns, that price? His third and final win came a race later in the 7.30 on board the 11/10 favourite Adaay In Asia for Harry Dunlop. The winner was backed from 11/8 in the live betting carried 9st 5lb and drew clear to complete the treble in great style.