Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Tuesday, September 8


Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Tuesday, September 8

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings at Goodwood, Newton Abbot, Catterick and Newcastle.

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings

GOODWOOD

ROBIN GOODFELLOW 

2.25 Croeso Cymraeg

3.00 Tick Toch

3.35 Dhushan

4.05 Different Face (nap)

4.40 Just Hubert

5.10 Abel Handy

5.45 John Locke

GIMCRACK   

2.25 Songo

3.00 Tick Toch

3.35 Greystoke

4.05 Different Face (nb)

4.40 Nuits St Georges (nap)

5.10 Dream Today

5.45 John Locke

NEWTON ABBOT 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW    

1.00 Calum Gilhooley

1.30 Percy Street

2.05 Dariya

2.40 Ballon Onabudget

3.15 Mon Palois

3.50 Imperial Nemesis

4.25 Long Stay

GIMCRACK   

1.00 Eye Of An Eagle

1.30 Horse Force One

2.05 Dylan’s Sea Song

2.40 Storm Home

3.15 Midnight Midge

3.50 The Late Legend

4.25 Long Stay

CATTERICK  

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

1.10 Victim

1.40 Stronsay

2.15 Al Mansoura

2.50 Alioski

3.25 Point Of Honour

3.55 Captain Corcoran

4.30 Fox Hill (nb)

5.00 Ben Lilly

5.30 Three Castles

GIMCRACK   

1.10 Twilight Heir

1.40 Foad

2.15 Montalvan

2.50 Canford’s Joy

3.25 Point Of Honour

3.55 Captain Corcoran

4.30 Dark Shot

5.00 Benedictine

5.30 Three Castles

NEWCASTLE 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

4.10 Spanish Kiss

4.45 Indigo Lake

5.15 Savanna Gold

5.50 Scots Sonnet

6.20 Legal Reform

6.50 Samoot

7.20 Loweswater

7.50 Blazing Dreams

8.20 Arnold

8.50 Gleaming Arch

GIMCRACK   

4.10 Echo

4.45 Iffraaz

5.15 Jamih

5.50 Mr Carbonator

6.20 Bluetech

6.50 Samoot

7.20 Hedwig

7.50 Brazen Bolt

8.20 Pearl Of Qatar

8.50 Van Gerwen



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Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Monday, September7


Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Monday, September7

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Monday’s meetings at Perth, Leicester, Lingfield and WIndsor.

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Monday’s meetings

PERTH 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW    

2.10 Getaround

2.40 Brotherly Company

3.10 Heavey

3.40 Caius Marcius (nap)

4.15 Calliope

4.50 Craigmor

5.20 Getalead

GIMCRACK 

2.10 Southern Girl

2.40 Brotherly Company

3.10 Petite Ganache

3.40 Caius Marcius

4.15 Calliope

4.50 Craigmor

5.20 Rock Rebel

Northerner – 3.10 Petite Ganache (nb)

LEICESTER 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

1.15 Freedom And Wheat

1.50 Sorbonne

2.20 Hidden Breeze

2.50 Tawleed

3.20 Shady Mccoy

3.50 Iris Dancer

4.25 Tis Marvellous

4.55 Prince Alex

GIMCRACK  

1.15 Mr Millarcky

1.50 House Deposit

2.20 Casuarina

2.50 Tawleed

3.20 Shady Mccoy (nb)

3.50 Bungledupinblue

4.25 Tis Marvellous (nap)

4.55 Union

LINGFIELD    

ROBIN GOODFELLOW 

1.00 Power Of States

1.30 Volcano Bay

2.00 Brenner Pass

2.30 King Zain

3.00 Al Mansoura

3.30 Blairlogie

4.00 Luna Wish

4.35 Mister Dependable

GIMCRACK  

1.00 Quemonda

1.30 Forge Valley Lad

2.00 Brenner Pass

2.30 Saratoga Gold

3.00 Confrerie

3.30 Stopnsearch

4.00 Staxton Hill

4.35 Mister Dependable

Northerner – 3.00 Al Mansoura (nap)

WINDSOR 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

3.25 Monsieur Patat

3.55 Sir Maxi

4.30 Diligent Lady

5.00 Impulsive One

5.30 Dhabyah

6.00 Spanish Kiss

6.30 Casa Loupi (nb)

7.00 Historical

GIMCRACK  

3.25 Monsieur Patat

3.55 Sir Maxi

4.30 Spoof

5.00 Lunar Shadow

5.30 Golden Pass

6.00 Zoran

6.30 Diva Kareem

7.00 Topology



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Andre Fabre refuses to rule out involvement at the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe with Persian King


Andre Fabre refuses to rule out involvement at the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe after Persian King lands the Group One Prix du Moulin

  • Andre Fabre hints Persian King could be involved at Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe
  • Persian King landed the Group One Prix du Moulin by a length from Pinatubo 
  • Second place for Charlie Appleby-trained Pinatubo was very frustrating 
  • Jockey James Doyle must now enter quarantine and will miss St Leger meeting 

Trainer Andre Fabre left the door open for an audacious bid at the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe next month with Persian King after the colt landed the Group One Prix du Moulin by a length from Pinatubo.

Fabre, the most successful trainer in Arc history with eight wins including last year with Waldgeist, would be asking Persian King to step up to a mile and a half from Sunday’s race distance of a mile if Persian King pitches up against Enable and Love in the Arc on October 4.

Fabre said: ‘I don’t think it was because of strategy – the best horse on the day won. We have different options, one is the Champion Stakes at Ascot and another is the Arc. I think he can step back up in distance and we will see closer to the time which way we go.’

Trainer Andre Fabre left the door open for an audacious bid at the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe next month with Persian King

Ladbrokes make Persian King a 20-1 shot for the Arc.

Persian King has always been a top performer. Winner of last year’s French 2,000 Guineas and runner-up to Sottsass in the French Derby, the son of Kingman has won eight of his 12 races and the only time he has finished outside the first two was when fourth to John Gosden’s Palace Pier in last month’s Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville.

Second place for Charlie Appleby-trained Pinatubo in Sunday's race was very frustrating

Second place for Charlie Appleby-trained Pinatubo in Sunday’s race was very frustrating

Second place for Charlie Appleby-trained Pinatubo on Sunday was frustrating, not least for jockey James Doyle who must now enter quarantine and miss this week’s St Leger meeting at Doncaster.

Doyle was keen to be patient on a horse who has never won over as far as a mile but the way the race panned out, Pierre-Charles Boudot on Persian King had poached too much of an advantage for Pinatubo who flew home in the final furlong without suggesting he was an unlucky loser.

Jockey James Doyle must now enter quarantine and will miss this week's St Leger meeting

Jockey James Doyle must now enter quarantine and will miss this week’s St Leger meeting 

Pinatubo, last season’s outstanding two-year-old, has now run four sound races this season, being placed in four group one races over a mile with a sole win over seven furlongs in the Group One Prix Jean Prat.

Third on Sunday was Aidan O’Brien-trained Circus Maximus with Ger Lyons-trained Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Siskin fourth.



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Frankie Dettori’s Enable secures bloodless seven-length win in the Unibet September Stakes 


Frankie Dettori’s Enable secures bloodless seven-length win in the Unibet September Stakes

  • Enable secured a bloodless seven-length win in the Unibet September Stakes  
  • Frankie Dettori’s mount was in front of a furlong and proceeded to prevail
  • Enable will attempt to win a historic third L’Arc de Triomphe next month 

Enable smoothly came through her final race before her attempt to win an historic third Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe next month with a bloodless seven-length win in the Unibet September Stakes at Kempton.

Frankie Dettori’s mount missed a beat at the start but was in front after a furlong and sprinted away in the final two furlong in the style expected of a 1-14 favourite.

What is expected to be Enable’s last run in Britain was witnessed by a crowd of staff and owners of around 200 people. But she was enthusiastically applauded back to the winner’s enclosure before Dettori performed a flying dismount and knelt before his favourite horse saying: ‘I kneel for my girl.’

Frankie Dettori is delighted after Enable secured a bloodless seven-length win in the Unibet September Stakes

Afterwards Dettori said: ‘We came here to do a job and it was no contest really. We were last the last into the stalls and the rope of the handler smacked her in the face. That’s why she missed the break but these things happen.

‘She had a good work-out in the final two furlongs and had a good blow. It was just what we wanted. All roads lead to Longchamp now and the dream is still alive.’

Enable remains 9-4 second favourite for the Arc on October 4, with Aidan O’Brien-trained Love, winner of this season’s 1,000 Guineas, Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks, the 2-1 favourite.

Enable will attempt to win an historic third Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe next month

Enable will attempt to win an historic third Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe next month

Meanwhile, Enable’s trainer John Gosden said that under current COVID-19 restrictions, which require a 14-day quarantine on return from France, he will not be able to accompany the mare on her Arc challenge.

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy said it was a ‘dream come true’ to ride a group one winner for trainer Sir Michael Stoute as 5-2 favourite Dream of Dreams finished strongly to win the Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock by a length and a quarter from Hollie Doyle-ridden Glen Shiel.

Oisin Murphy said it was a 'dream come true' as Dream of Dreams (centre, blue and yellow cap) won the Betfair Sprint Cup

Oisin Murphy said it was a ‘dream come true’ as Dream of Dreams (centre, blue and yellow cap) won the Betfair Sprint Cup 

Murphy, who starts a careless riding suspension on Monday which rules him out of Doncaster’s St Leger meeting, said: ‘Haydock has been a happy hunting ground for me. I rode my first group winner here on Hot Streak in 2014 and it is a dream come true to ride a group one winner for Sir Michael.

‘He lost his partner Coral in the last few weeks. I hope the win lifts his spirits and those of the yard.’



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Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Saturday, September 5


Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Saturday, September 5

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Saturday’s meetings at Wolverhampton, Kempton, Stratford, Haydock and Ascot.

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Saturday’s meetings

WOLVERHAMPTON 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

5.25 Seaforth

6.00 Ajyaall

6.30 Beautiful News

7.00 Boogie Time

7.30 Quaint

8.00 Galata Bridge

8.30 Grouseman

9.00 Nablawyh

GIMCRACK

5.25 Liam’s Lass

6.00 Fenix

6.30 Beautiful News

7.00 Semper Augustus

7.30 Quaint

8.00 Galata Bridge

8.30 Grouseman

9.00 Nablawyh

KEMPTON 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

1.30 Temple Bruer

2.00 Cloudbridge

2.35 Enable

3.10 Recovery Run

3.45 Jahbath

4.20 What An Angel

4.55 With Promise

5.30 Redemptive

GIMCRACK 

1.30 Zoffarelli

2.00 Mystery Smiles

2.35 Enable

3.10 Recovery Run

3.45 Bullfinch

4.20 Anglo Saxson

4.55 Alqifaar

5.30 Cappananty Con

STRATFORD    

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

2.25 Shantou Express

3.00 Seddon

3.35 Chef De Troupe

4.10 Fidux

4.45 Highly Prized

5.20 Atlantic Storm

5.50 Hooper

GIMCRACK 

2.25 For Pleasure

3.00 Seddon

3.35 Skeaping

4.10 Young Wolf

4.45 St Gallen

5.20 Double Court

5.50 Luttrell Lad

HAYDOCK 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

1.10 Fancy Man

1.45 Khaloosy

2.15 Midrarr

2.50 Rhythmic Intent

3.25 Hello Youmzain

4.00 Came From The Dark

4.35 Imperial Command

GIMCRACK 

1.10 Urban War

1.45 Khaloosy

2.15 Midrarr

2.50 Rajinsky (nb)

3.25 Lope Y Fernandez (nap)

4.00 Wonderwork

4.35 Egrecio

Northerner – 2.50 Cape Coast (nb); 4.35 Egrecio (nap).

ASCOT 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW 

12.45 Bake

1.20 Good And Proper

1.55 Celsius

2.30 Pretty In Grey

3.05 Kipps (nap)

3.40 Golden Apollo

4.15 Via Serendipity (nb)

GIMCRACK 

12.45 Innovator

1.20 Last Sunset

1.55 Rose Hip

2.30 Pretty In Grey

3.05 Cepheus

3.40 May Sonic

4.15 Society Lion

Newmarket – 2.30 Manaabit (nap); 3.05 Shandoz (nb).



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Frankie Dettori expresses disappointment that Enable will not be given a farewell by racing fans


‘She deserved a hero’s farewell on her final run at a British track’: Frankie Dettori expresses disappointment that Enable will not be given a farewell by racing fans on her final run

  • Enable will race her expected final British run at without a proper send off
  • The Unibet September Stakes at Kempton on Saturday will be run without fans 
  • She will attempt an historic third Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe next month

Frankie Dettori has expressed disappointment that racing fans will not get a chance to see Enable in the flesh when she makes what is expected to be her final run in Britain in the Unibet September Stakes at Kempton on Saturday.

Enable’s appearance in the Group Three contest is a stepping stone to a swansong performance when she attempts to land an historic third Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp next month, a contest that will also now be run without British race fans after a decision by the French authorities.

Dettori (on Enable) said: ‘It is sad that nobody is going to be there to give Enable a great reception. She deserved a hero’s farewell on her final run at a British track.

Enable’s expected final British run at Kempton on Saturday will be run without fans

‘She has been around racing for four years and has built a big following. It’s not going to be but at least it will be easier for me because I won’t be so emotional and have to cry on national TV!’

Trainer John Gosden opted to swerve last month’s Yorkshire Oaks with Enable, avoiding a clash with Love, who claimed favouritism for the Arc after an impressive win.

The opposition in a race that six-year-old Enable won in 2018 en route to her second Arc win is much less taxing, even though she has to concede weight to her six rivals.

But Dettori said it is still an essential part of her Arc preparation, adding : ‘She is 1-5 and we don’t anticipate any hiccups but it is all part and parcel of the preparation that John has mapped out for her in the build-up to October 4.

Frankie Dettori has expressed his disappointment at the horse not being given a farewell

Frankie Dettori has expressed his disappointment at the horse not being given a farewell

‘You can do so much at home but nothing can emulate real competition. It’s the whole package.

‘The two-hour journey to Kempton in a horsebox, being in a different stable, hearing the commentaries blast out. It gets the blood up.

‘It’s part of the process for going from 90 per cent to 100 per cent on October 4. That can only be achieved by replicating a race scenario.’

Meanwhile, Enable’s half-brother Derab was a tenderly handled and promising debut second behind Le Barrosa at Ascot on Friday.

The Charlie Appleby-trained winner was ridden by James Doyle, who travels to France tomorrow to take the mount on three-time Group One winner Pinatubo in the Prix Du Moulin, where the opposition includes Irish 2,000 Guineas winner and Sussex Stakes third Siskin.

Quarantine rules mean Doyle will miss next week’s St Leger meeting at Doncaster.



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Hello Youmzain can make Haydock Park sprint history on Saturday


Hello Youmzain can make history at Haydock Park on Saturday by becoming the first horse to win back-to-back sprint victories at the venue

  • No horse has won back-to-back runnings of Haydock Park Sprint since the 1960s
  • Hello Youmzain can write himself into the history books on Saturday afternoon
  • The Kodiac colt has nearly unblemished record at the venue and is much fancied

No horse has won back-to-back runnings of the Haydock Park Sprint since Be Friendly in the 1960s, but HELLO YOUMZAIN (Haydock, 3.25) can write himself into the history books on Saturday afternoon.

The Kodiac colt would boast an unblemished record at Saturday’s venue in three appearances but for a short-head defeat at the hands of San Donato two years ago. But he made amends in last year’s renewal of today’s Group One contest with a game defeat of The Tin Man.

The likes of Brando and Dream Of Dreams were left trailing in his wake that day and the latter was also conquered in the Diamond Jubilee when the duo met at Ascot in June.

Hello Youmzain (3.25) can write himself into history on Saturday afternoon at Haydock Park

Dream Of Dreams has since posted a career-best when slamming eight rivals by upwards of seven lengths in the Hungerford Stakes and remains a tough adversary.

But Hello Youmzain is fancied to make all for a landmark success.

The horse can become the first to secure back-to-back victories at Haydock since the 1960s

The horse can become the first to secure back-to-back victories at Haydock since the 1960s



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Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Friday, September 4


Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Friday, September 4

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Friday’s meetings at Ascot, Haydock, Sedgefield, Kempton and Thirsk.

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Friday’s meetings

 ASCOT

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

1.55 Twilight Calls 

2.30 George Scott 

3.05 Greatgadian 

3.40 Laafy 

4.15 Tulfarris 

4.50 Cap Francais 

5.20 Mokaatil 

5.55 Inhalation 

GIMCRACK    

1.55 Dark Shift 

2.30 George Scott 

3.05 La Barrosa 

3.40 Labeebb (nap) 

4.15 Al Salt 

4.50 Tempus 

5.20 Tuscan Oasis 

5.55 Double Or Bubble 

  Newmarket – 3.40 Labeebb (nb); 4.15 Al Salt (nap).

 HAYDOCK

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

2.10 Repetitio (nap) 

2.45 Bay Of Whispers 

3.20 Bielsa 

3.50 Somewhere Secret 

4.25 Harmony Lil 

4.55 Young 

5.25 Kaser 

GIMCRACK    

2.10 Trumpet Man 

2.45 Ladywood 

3.20 Breath Of Air 

3.50 Somewhere Secret 

4.25 Teodolina 

4.55 Endowed 

5.25 Kaser 

SEDGEFIELD 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

4.30 Miss M 

5.00 Normal Norman 

5.30 If Karl’s Berg Did 

6.00 Chocolat Noir 

6.30 Swaffham Bulbeck 

7.00 Alexander The Grey 

7.30 Joie De Vivre 

GIMCRACK    

4.30 Miss M 

5.00 Peterborough 

5.30 The Blame Game 

6.00 Chocolat Noir 

6.30 Golden Town 

7.00 Henry’s Joy 

7.30 Joie De Vivre 

Northerner – 6.30 Swaffham Bulbeck (nap); 7.30 Joie De Vivre (nb).

KEMPTON

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

5.15 Maurimo 

5.50 Act Of Wisdom 

6.20 Megallan 

6.50 Tawahub 

7.20 Carnwennan 

7.50 Kingsholm 

8.20 Little Red Socks 

8.50 Flower Of Scotland 

GIMCRACK    

5.15 Ice Eagle 

5.50 Act Of Wisdom 

6.20 Megallan (nb) 

6.50 Talking Point 

7.20 Monsieur Lambrays 

7.50 Stars In The Night 

8.20 Clever Candy 

8.50 Frankly Mr Shankly 

 THIRSK

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

1.20 Fleur De Guy 

1.50 Turandot 

2.20 Dawaaween 

2.55 Infant Hercules 

3.30 Swiss Knight 

4.00 Squelch 

4.35 Our Little Pony 

5.05 The Armed Man 

GIMCRACK    

1.20 Fairmac 

1.50 Prison Break 

2.20 Dream World 

2.55 Eagle Eyed Freddie 

3.30 Archaeology 

4.00 Ispahan 

4.35 Son And Sannie 

5.05 Luxor 



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Fear over the future of jump racing at Southwell due to two fatalities 


Fear over the future of jump racing at Southwell after the BHA suspended it until further notice due to two fatalities at Thursday’s meeting

  • The future of jump racing at Southwell is in doubt following two fatalities 
  • At Thursday’s meeting, Cillian’s Well and Day of Roses both died 
  • BHA suspended racing at Southwell and will now conduct an investigation
  • BHA are investigating after the deaths of six horses at the venue since July 

The future of jump racing at Southwell is in doubt after the BHA suspended it until further notice after two fatalities at Thursday’s meeting.

The BHA were already conducting an investigation after the deaths of six horses at the Nottinghamshire venue owned by the Arena Racecourse Company (ARC) since National Hunt racing resumed there on July 1 after the COVID-19 shut down.

The BHA veterinary team and course inspectors will now be searching for any common factors to the fatal injuries.

The future of jump racing at Southwell is in doubt after two fatalities at Thursday’s meeting

Brant Dunshea, Chief Regulatory Officer at the BHA, said: ‘The BHA and ARC met earlier this week and agreed a series of immediate measures which were put in place for this evening’s meeting. 

‘The course was inspected prior to racing by a BHA Course Inspector and was deemed fit to race. Pre-race checks were also carried out on all horses competing by BHA Veterinary Officers.

‘In the sad event of two further fatalities, we have jointly decided with ARC to suspend Jump racing at Southwell until further notice whilst we work together to complete a detailed investigation.’

BHA suspended racing at Southwell and will now conduct an investigation into the fatalities

BHA suspended racing at Southwell and will now conduct an investigation into the fatalities

Fatal injuries on Thursday were suffered by Cillian’s Well, who fell four out in the Support The ARC Racing Club Handicap Chase, and Day of Roses, who fell three out in the Kim Bailey Handicap Chase.

At the Southwell meeting on July 30, Elysian Prince was fatally injured in a fall with 2019 Cheltenham Festival winner Croco Bay and Lost On You being killed at the August 10 fixture. Three horses – Swarez, Avarchie and Booyakasha – died following on-course injuries at the meeting on August 24.

The next jumps meeting at Southwell was scheduled to be on September 15.



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Gay Kellaway believes Hollie Doyle could be the first female rider to become champion jockey


‘I believe she’s the whole package’: Gay Kellaway thinks Hollie Doyle is the first female rider with a real chance of becoming champion jockey after Royal Ascot win with Scarlet Dragon in June

  • Hollie Doyle became the second female jockey to ride a winner at Royal Ascot
  • The Briton won the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes with Scarlet Dragon in June
  • Gay Kellaway believes she has a chance of becoming champion jockey one day

Gay Kellaway says Hollie Doyle is ‘the whole package’ and a rider capable of breaking glass ceilings for female Flat jockeys in Britain.

Back in June, Doyle became the only the second female jockey to ride a winner at Royal Ascot when Scarlet Dragon won the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes, 33 years after trailblazing jockey-turned-trained Kelleway landed the Queen Alexandra Stakes on Sprowston Boy.

Kelleway reckons British racing might have found the first female jockey with a genuine chance of being champion jockey.

Hollie Doyle (above)  can break glass ceilings for female jockeys, says Gay Kellaway

Kelleway, whose Global Esteem was part of a Doyle-ridden treble at Yarmouth on Sunday, said: ‘I don’t look at Hollie as a female jockey. She has natural ability, she gets horses to settle, puts them in great positions in a race, gives her all and is very brave.

‘Not all jockeys are, some a bit windy and won’t be getting rides from me. Hollie can get on a difficult horse and she won’t flinch. That’s why I believe Hollie is the whole package. She is not driven by money but her passion for horses.

‘But what I admire the most is her work ethic. Trainer Richard Hannon told me when she was an apprentice with him she would always get back to his stable if she could after race riding to muck out and look after her horses.

Doyle won the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot with Scarlet Dragon back in June

Doyle won the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot with Scarlet Dragon back in June

‘Now she is on a par with any of the top jockeys, including Ryan Moore, but as a woman you have to try that bit harder to get established. Trainers notice that sort of thing.

‘I have been in the sport 40-odd years and I have seen a lot of jockeys and I watch a lot of racing. I have seen Hollie come through the ranks. She has got better and better.’

A week on from becoming the first female jockey to win five races on card at Windsor, Doyle will break more fresh ground with her first ride in a British group one race on Archie Watson-trained Glen Shiel in tomorrow’s Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock.

It will be the latest in a series of quick-fire landmarks for 23-year-old rider, who in 2019 set a new record for a British female jockey with 116 wins in a year.

Kelleway thinks Doyle (above) is the first female jockey with a real chance of being champion

Kelleway thinks Doyle (above) is the first female jockey with a real chance of being champion

Despite a serious disrupted year, Doyle, who landed her first group win with Dame Malliot in the Group Two Princess of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket in July, is on already on 97 winners for 2020 and lying fifth in the jockeys’ championship.

The support of Watson, a rising star of the trainer ranks, has been key but arguably the most significant moment of Doyle’s year was being appointed retained jockey to Derby-winning owner Imad Al Sagar last month.

Al Sagar owns Roger Charlton-trained Extra Elusive, who won the Group Three Winter Hill Stakes last Saturday, and John Gosden-trained Faisal, who won at Wolverhampton on Wednesday.

Classic winning jockey turned pundit Jason Weaver said: ‘Hollie’s new retainer will also mean better horses and opens doors.

‘Archie is no mug. He is a young trainer who has burst onto the scene and achieved a lot in a short space of time. He recognised how good Hollie is and has utilised her fantastically.

‘Importantly, she is starting to believe in herself. You have to do at the highest level.’



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