Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Donohoe Has Weight Finally off His Mind

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Donohoe Has Weight Finally off His Mind

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Byline: WILL HAYLER

A FOURTH winner in the last eight days for James Doyle has ignited some much-needed spark into the battles for title honours in the 2006 Flat season.

With Ryan Moore having had the jockeys' championship in the bag since midsummer and the owners' and trainers' titles also dead rubbers, it is up to the apprentices to keep things interesting before the season comes to a close at Windsor next month.

Doyle, 18, first came to the fore when winning the all-weather apprentices' title at the start of the year and struck again at Lingfield yesterday when bringing home Forest Dane, his 38th winner of the Turf campaign.

That success puts him just two behind Steve Donohoe, the 22-year-old who has returned to racing with renewed vigour following an enforced spell on the sidelines through weight problems in 2004.

Having ballooned to 10st 4lb and with his self-confidence in tatters, Donohoe turned his back on the sport and moved in with his sister in Brighton. …

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