Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's Double Delight

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's Double Delight

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Byline: By William Hayler

Graham Gibbons and Philip Robinson were both in fine form at Nottingham yesterday as the pair celebrated 67-1 and 58-1 doubles respectively.

Gibbons was first to register his brace and got into the winning groove when landed a spare winning ride aboard 16-1 chance Ochre Bay for the Staffordshire yard of Reg Hollinshead.

The successful son of Polar Prince looked in trouble at halfway in the EBF Maiden Stakes, but made rapid strides when switched to lead close home to defeat 3-1 favourite Trophy Pride by a length.

"We needed that ( it has been a while since our last winner," said Sarah Hollinshead, daughter of the successful trainer.

"This horse is a homebred half-brother to Gilded Cove, who has been a consistent horse for us on the all-weather. His owner, Mervyn Johnson, lives near to Wolverhampton and as we are big supporters of that track I imagine he will be kept on the go through the winter now."

The double was sealed in the second division as 3-1 chance Terentia made all.

Stepping up on a pleasing debut effort at Haydock last month, the Ed McMahon-trained daughter of Diktat was smartly away to bag a good position on the stands rail.

And she quickened up pleasingly when the field looked to be closing in on her at the furlong pole, beating Miss Dixie by three-quarters of a length.

"I think it was probably the weaker of the two divisions but she has stepped up from her debut effort," said McMahon.

"That's 22 for the season now and hopefully we've still got a trick or two up our sleeves."

Robinson's double came later in the day and both were for boss Michael Jarvis, with Traprain coming from well off the pace to take the Howard Moss "Lifetime in Racing" Handicap.

Owned by Ray Anderson Green, the three-year-old showed plenty of guts ( despite a slightly awkward head carriage ( to hold off Folio by a neck. …

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