Beckett's sweet ending

Elm Park wins the feature race

Elm Park wins the feature race

First published in Sport
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by , Head of Sport

ESTABLISHED trainer Ralph Beckett captured a double coup in the final two races at Salisbury’s 12th meeting of the season.

The Kimpton Down Stables expert had jockey Richard Hughes, who was snarled up in traffic travelling from Sandown, ease Cape Caster home in the 12 furlong handicap.

And he made it back-to-back wins in the Westover Group Handicap in which Cinnilla spread-eagled the field by gallivanting home by nine lengths.

In the feature race, which boasted a £30,000 prize fund, strongly-favoured Elm Park, the 15/8 favourite, was the quickest over the line.

The Kingsclere Racing Club foal kept out outsider Groor and Mister Universe back in third.

A late change of jockey in the nursery handicap, due to Hughes’ absence, didn’t hinder Richard Hannon’s Silver Quay from winning by two and three quarter lengths.

Point-to-point rider by trade, Alice Mills won the one mile lady riders’ handicap on Pendo.

She said: “I knew he had the ability, he’s learning all the time.”

Elsewhere, two-year-old Wet Sail held off a fierce battle from favourite Fast Dancer to claim a winner for Newmarket trainer Charlie Fellowes.

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