Katie Scott aiming for lucrative Sunday Series prize with consistent Gweedore
Trainer Katie Scott is dreaming of a lucrative £30,000 prize in Sky Bet's new Sunday Series later this month after Gweedore took the more modest £7,000 7f handicap under Andrew Breslin.
The four-year-old rallied to finish second at Musselburgh over a mile seven days ago but relished the drop back to 7f to provide Scott with a third winner of the season.
Scott, who trains in the Scottish Borders, said: "It’s good to get a win on the board – he’s been so consistent.
"The plan is to aim him at the new Sunday Series that they are setting up. There’s a seven-furlong race at Musselburgh on the July 25.
"Obviously it will be more competitive but when they’re putting that sort of prize-money on, I think it’s good to go and have a shot."
Double for Dods
Michael Dods and Connor Beasley enjoyed a 55-1 double with both winners benefiting from softer ground than recent outings.
John Kirkup just edged out the Alan Berry-trained Economic Crisis in a photo-finish in the concluding 5f handicap.
This followed 14-1 outsider Vaccine, who bolted up to win hard held in the opening 7f novice stakes.
The two-year-old displayed significant improvement than when finishing last of eight on debut at the track last month when ridden by Paul Mulrennan.
Mulrennan was to have a better day this time round as he landed a quickfire double in both divisions of the 6f handicap.
The jockey teamed up with the in-form Jim Goldie to steer 2-1 favourite Oriental Lilly to a first win in 20 starts since success at the track last July.
Mulrennan competed a good day’s work with a confident front-running ride on Iain Jardine’s Rose Bandit.
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