Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Point to Point

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Point to Point

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Firm going decimated the fields in Saturday's Eglington Lanark and Renfrew fixture at Ayr Racecourse with only 20 runners in seven races, the lowest total in the North since 1990. It turned out to be a bookmakers' benefit with six of seven favourites failing.

Northumbria University student James Thompson teamed up with Jamie Browne to land the two mile five furlong Maiden in good style from Queen of Araghty. They were left in front at the second when favourite

Jojo and Astro Moods refused.

Chris Gillon shares the lead in the National Novice Riders Championship with Tom Greenall and Sam Thomas on the six-winner mark after victory on Dream Angel in the three-mile Maiden.

Their solitary rival Kariba Dream refused at the third.

Just Barney Boy completed his hat-trick under Gareth Thomas in the Confined Race but it might have been a different story had leader Harleyburn not pulled up lame four out. The winner is now set for next month's Doncaster Sales. …

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