Torch bright for Carson

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The Independent Online
Willie Carson rode five winners at Beverley yesterday at accumulated odds of 235-1. The 52-year-old five-times former champion showed that his skills remain as sharp as ever with victories on Stolen Kiss, Doug's Folly, Hakika, Thaljanah and Torch Vert.

The Scot reserved his best for Hakika, owned by his main retainer, Hamdan Al-Maktoum. Carson was due to ride Ahla for the same owner at Kempton last night, but gave up the ride to Russell Price. Ahla won easily at odds of 4-1.

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