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Charlie Longsdon

Charlie Longsdon: red-hot trainer among the winners again

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Red-hot Longsdon wins five from nine runners

CHARLIE LONGSDON'S incredible run of form continued into Friday afternoon when notching a 194-1 five-timer at Carlisle and Newton Abbot.

Going into the day, red-hot Longsdon had sent out ten winners and five places from his previous 17 runners, a fact not lost on bookmakers who had all of his nine-strong squad sat near the head of the betting for their races.

Conditional jockey Kielan Woods got the ball rolling at Newton Abbot when he scored on Harristown, who was an uneasy 5-1 chance, before Noel Fehily won on board Up To Something (6-4) and Drop Out Joe (11-10) at Carlisle.

The Longsdon bandwagon was temporarily derailed though when Superior Quality, sent off the 5-6 favourite, finished second behind Beeves in the novice chase at Carlisle.

It was however back to business as usual when the Aidan Coleman-ridden Orange Nassau won at Newton Abbot.

Time For Spring then finished fourth of fifth when 11-8 favourite for the 4.30 at Carlisle, but normal service was resumed half an hour later when Sergeant Mattie won at the Cumbrian track. The 10-11f won by 7l from Blades Lad.

Glowinginthedark could not add another win in the bumper finale at Newton Abbot, however, and despite trading at long odds-on Longsdon's final runner Kilcooley finished second in the Carlisle bumper.

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