For the second straight year, rider Hayley Moore captured the Longines Handicap at Ascot. Moore is the sister of former champion jockey Ryan and daughter of trainer Gary. Redvers, given 12-1 odds by racing tipsters, emerged by a nose over Apostle in a meeting for female amateur jockeys.
However, Moore was given a four-day suspension for excessive use of her whip. “We're so lucky to have a race at Ascot as the highlight of our year. I knew he had to be ridden patiently and I didn't time it that well, but we managed it OK.,” Moore said afterwards.
Redvers’ trainer Ed Vaughan said: “He was bought as an Ascot horse. We rather imagined it would be a Royal Hunt Cup or a Britannia, but we'll take it. He did a nice piece of work with Dance And Dance last week and Ryan had ridden him before, so I imagine he pointed Hayley in the right direction.”
Hayley’s brother Ryan Moore also had a successful weekend after mounting Hughie Morrison’s Chil The Kite in the Deloitte Handicap. The runner was placed as a 5-2 betting favourite by tipsters after claiming the Doncaster earlier this month. Chil The Kite crossed the line a length and a half over Takeitfromalady.
In other news, Richard Hannon’s Toronado emerged victorious in the Listed Carraig Insurance Winkfield Stakes at Ascot. The 1-3 favourite is the son of High Chaparral and made a strong debut at Newbury this past June. Tornado pulled away by two lengths over challenger Strictly Silca.