Out Of Breath has plenty of air left in him as wraps up quickfire hat-trick
In a whirlwind two weeks that would make anyone short of air, Out Of Breath picked up a rapid hat-trick for the unstoppable yard of Grant Tuer in the 1m6f handicap.
The four-year-old won at Hamilton on Wednesday and showed no ill-effects of the quick turnaround when holding off his rivals for his third win in succession by a length and a half under Oliver Stammers.
It has been a progressive start to the year for the son of Bated Breath, who before his recent hat-trick had won only one other contest in 21 starts.
Tuer said: "He’s come out of his races well so far, but he’s had quite a hard two weeks. I was slightly worried it was too soon after his last race but we got away with it.
"I thought the step up in trip would suit him and he wants the fast ground. I could even see him going up further to two miles."
Out Of Breath’s three victories add to an impressive tally for Tuer’s North Yorkshire yard, which is enjoying its best-ever season with 25 winners to date.
No reins, no problem for Allan
Flippin’ Eck may well have been a phrase uttered by jockey David Allan after he landed the 6f novice.
Allan looked set for a first win on the Tim Easterby-trained two-year-old when he dropped his reins in the final furlong, catching them under his knee.
Thankfully Flippin’ Eck stayed straight to break his maiden tag on a long rein by half a length.
Allan and Easterby teamed up again to secure a double with Cruyff Turn in the feature 7f handicap.
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