Welcome winner for Botti

Marco Botti saddled a welcome winner

Marco Botti will be hoping his stable has turned a corner just in time for Royal Ascot after Moolazim gave the Newmarket trainer a timely boost at Yarmouth.

Having seen each of his last 21 runners in Britain defeated, Botti enjoyed a welcome winner when the son of Tamayuz powered to a two-and-a-half-length victory in the Racing Welfare Handicap on his first start on the turf.

Botti said of the 9-2 chance: "He had a setback last year and unfortunately he didn't run as a two-year-old.

"We got him out early this year and he won well in a maiden.

"I thought he ran well when he finished fourth at Lingfield and that he was a bit unlucky.

"We have been waiting for good ground. Ryan Moore was quite pleased with him.

"We thought he was open to improvement and that he came into the race well handicapped."

Looking ahead to Royal Ascot, Botti said: "Aljazzi would be my best hope in the Duke of Cambridge.

"It is a tough race but she should enjoy the ground and the mile there."

Hawkerland showed the benefits of a recent gelding operation to keep up trainer Marcus Tregoning's hot streak when the 5-6 favourite initiated a double for Moore in the Weddings & Private Parties At Yarmouth Racecourse Maiden Handicap.

Tregoning's travelling head Roddy Lucas said: "He does stay well and I would think Marcus and the owner would think about possibly running him over further next time."

Sadieroseclifford (6-1) gained an emotional first success for trainer Giles Bravery and jockey Kevin Stott in the concluding Happy 50th Birthday Glenn Tubby Handicap.

Having already teamed up to take the JME Ltd Of Lowestoft Classified Stakes with Patching (7-2), Bravery and Stott combined to good effect once again as the daughter of Poet's Voice pocketed the six-furlong event by a length and a quarter.

Bravery said of Sadieroseclifford: "This is named after the owner (Eric Rayner) best-friend's granddaughter, who died from neuroblastoma five years ago, aged just two and a half.

"This will mean nothing to everybody but everything to them. There are bigger prizes and players in the racing world but this small nugget of success means a lot.

"We only have 12 in training so it is great to get three runners on a card! Getting the double is great."

The wait for victory has been a long one for the in-foal Ms Gillard, but after 14 failed attempts the four-year-old finally came good when she denied Favorite Girl a hat-trick in the Well Balanced Ledger John H Simpson Accountants Fillies' Handicap.

Trainer David Simcock said of the 9-4 winner, "She is in foal to Archipenko. It's been a long road.

"It's nice for her (Kirsten Rausing, owner) to see her win. I think winning with her was the primary objective.

"I don't think we can ask any more with her."

Roger Varian could have a useful prospect on his hands in Hermosita (9-4 favourite) after she made a winning racecourse debut in the Norfolk Chamber Of Commerce Maiden Fillies' Stakes in the hands of Andrea Atzeni.

Gary Coffey, racing manager to owners Newsells Park Stud, said: "She is a nice filly and Roger and Andrea have liked her for some time.

"We will take our time with her and we are in no rush.

"She has come from a beautiful French family and will develop with time so we have one eye on the future."

There was drama in the build-up to the race after favourite Tivoli was withdrawn following an incident in the parade ring which saw Frankie Dettori stood down for the rest of the meeting.

Himalayan Queen (6-1), from the yard of William Jarvis, secured a brace for Atzeni in the Norfolk And Suffolk Animal Trust Handicap.


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