Three rides, three winners

Jockey William Buick, the man to follow at Donny.

A review of the action from Doncaster on Friday, where William Buick took the riding honours with a 107/1 treble.

William Buick was in sparkling form at Doncaster with a 107-1 hat-trick courtesy of Flood Defence, Century Dream and Zumran on his only three rides at the South Yorkshire venue.

Connections of Century Dream sense the best is yet to come after the three-year-old ran out a smooth winner of the 188bet.co.uk Handicap, where he was dropping down in trip to a mile.

Wearing a hood for the first time, the Simon Crisford-trained colt asserted in the final furlong to score by two and a quarter lengths from Mustarrid.

"It was a nice performance, we thought he'd go close. He likes the soft ground and has been running over a mile and a quarter and he hasn't been staying," said Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Abdullah Saeed, of the 2/1 favourite.

"We put a hood on him which made all the difference and helped him settle a little bit.

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"He's a nice horse and Simon will take him step by step quietly through the handicap route and by the end of the year I think he could win a good handicap. He's just learning to settle and race a bit better."

The first two pulled seven lengths clear of Materialist in third.

Buick had earlier got Flood Defence (5/1 favourite) up close home to score by a neck from Rosy Ryan for Chris Wall in the 188Bet Handicap.

He made it a treble on Zumran (5/1) for Charlie McBride in the British & Irish Lions Betting At 188Bet Handicap Division One.

In contrast, Ben Curtis felt the wrath of the stewards.

He was hit with a seven-say ban after being found guilty of failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures to obtain the best possible placing on What A Home in the Read Silvestre de Sousa at 188Bet Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

The stewards deemed he failed to ride out on a horse that could have finished second in the race won by Great White Shark (8/1) and was pipped for that spot by Superiority Complex. Curtis is suspended on July 14-15, 17-21.

The Queen's colours were carried to victory by Ryan Moore on 4/7 shot Learn By Heart in the Extra Place Races At 188Bet Novice Stakes.

By the mighty Frankel out of Memory, the William Haggas-trained juvenile led over a furlong out and was well on top at the finish, beating One Second by three and a half lengths.

North Yorkshire trainer Jedd O'Keeffe went away with a near 47-1 double, through Injam (4/1) in the Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Handicap and Metisian (17/2) in the British & Irish Lions Betting At 188Bet Handicap Division Two.


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