Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sanders Sets Best

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sanders Sets Best

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Byline: By Ray Gilpin

Frankie Dettori and Kieren Fallon may be just out of reach in the jockeys' championship race but Seb Sanders still had cause for celebration at Hamilton yesterday.

The hard-working rider reached another landmark in his career when he gained his 150th success of the season on the Sir Mark Prescott-trained Kiswahili in the Famous Grouse EBF Maiden Auction Maiden Stakes.

"There is a month of the season to go and I suppose I have a good chance of getting 170 winners, but as far as the jockeys' title is concerned, I think I will be a good third," said the rider, who was notching his 19th winner in 15 days.

"My previous best was 123 and it has been beyond all my expectations to reach 150.

"It was great to get my first Group One win for Sir Mark on Sunday (on Albanova in Germany) and I have also had two other Group One wins this season, so things have gone pretty well."

Kiswahili was a 2-5 chance following her debut second at Epsom. And she won like a good thing, cruising into the lead over two furlongs out and going away to score by nine lengths from Aire De Mougins.

Welsh Emperor is set for a return to France next month after making all the running to win the Sam Collingwood-Cameron Conditions Stakes in the hands of Darryll Holland, who was fresh from a hat-trick at Musselburgh yesterday.

Trainer Tom Tate was delighted with the ride Holland gave the five-year-old and he said: "He went a good gallop and got the rest at it. He then gave him a breather and the horse found a bit more when it mattered.

"Darryll is getting more used to him and he has made a couple of lengths difference ( the plan now is to go to Maisons-Laffitte for a Group Three race on October 29, he likes it there and was beaten a neck in the race last season."

Apprentice Natalia Gemelova had her allowance cut to 5lb after giving Merseyside trainer Deborah Evans' 33-1 chance Yorker a good ride to take her career score to 20 in the Hamilton Park Apprentice Series Handicap. …

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