Midas man Tylicki rides 125-1 winner
If ever blind faith might lead punters to a 125-1 winner, then it was probably yesterday at Yarmouth. For one thing, Semayyel is trained by Clive Brittain, whose incorrigible optimism has yielded the odd shock success over the years. But there was also the fact that no jockey just now can match the Midas touch of Freddie Tylicki, who rode five winners for five different trainers at Newcastle last Saturday. Sure enough, his next mount went in as well, at 33-1, giving followers an eye-watering 4,2831-1 double.
The 2009 champion apprentice was derailed by a serious shoulder injury the following season, but has disclosed determination commensurate with his talent. Now he hopes to keep up the momentum in the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday, on Borderlescott – having broken the sprinter's two-year barren streak when riding him at Beverley earlier this month.
Semayyel was scoring at the same level in the ATR John Musker Stakes, a prize that had seemed booked for Timepiece, a proven Group One operator, but Tom Queally's mount was repeatedly hampered on the rail. Only her best form, however, might have stemmed the extraordinary transformation in the five-length winner.
"I'm delighted what's been happening," Tylicki said. "It just shows that if you put in the hard graft, racing will pay you back in the end."
Another to show what he can do with the right resources was Eric McNamara, whose three runners in the Guinness Kerry National represented 25 per cent of his stable. Two of them, Faltering Fullback and Questions Answered, finished first and second respectively – while old Ponmeoath ran respectably in midfield.
Richard Hughes extended his lead in the jockeys' championship with a Sandown treble, hailing Montiridge as "a machine" after he followed up his debut win at Newbury at the expense of three previous winners.
Chris McGrath's Nap
Special Mix (6.0 Pontefract) Clearly equal to this kind of rating, judged on a flying second on his debut at Beverley last time.
Tiny Temper (5.45) Looks ready to overtake some exposed rivals off a modest mark after shaping well on her delayed comeback.
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