Royal success helps Ryan Moore complete Great Yarmouth treble

Ryan Moore on his way to winning the 4.10 Greene King Festival at Yarmouth Racecourse Handicap on Genius Boy at Yarmouth yesterday. Pictures; Nick Butcher Ryan Moore on his way to winning the 4.10 Greene King Festival at Yarmouth Racecourse Handicap on Genius Boy at Yarmouth yesterday. Pictures; Nick Butcher

Thursday, July 10, 2014
6:30 AM

Ryan Moore completed a superb treble at a windy Great Yarmouth yesterday landing the £7,000 feature race and a royal victory in the process.

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Oh Star (red) wins the 3.10 at Yarmouth.Oh Star (red) wins the 3.10 at Yarmouth.

After winning the fourth race, Moore took the feature on Genius Boy, trained by James Tate, the colt having already won twice at the track and at Redcar to complete an 
impressive hat-trick.

But despite having to shoulder 10 stones, the 2/1 joint favourite won again, beating fellow joint favourite One Pekan, under Andrea Atzeni, to take the handicap over nine furlongs.

“He might go for the Betfred Cambridgeshire in September now. He’s in fantastic nick and loves it fast,” said trainer Tate.

The son of New Approach had gone up from 70 to 91 in the ratings in a month. He was due to go under the hammer in the July sales at Tattersalls this week but was 
obviously withdrawn.

Action from the 2.10 at Yarmouth races.Action from the 2.10 at Yarmouth races.

Just 30 minutes earlier Moore broke away in front on the admirably consistent Global Leader, market leader at 11/8.

Nothing came from behind the Paul D’Arcy trained runner who was recording Moore’s eighth win of the season at the track, former course winner Hot Mustard eventually running through for second.

There was more to come from the Newmarket-based jockey currently leading the race to the 2014 riders’ title. He partnered The Queen’s Good Hope, trained by Michael Bell in the fillies’ handicap and timed his run perfectly to score on the 3/1 favourite.

Ana Shababiya stormed off in front but Moore delivered his royal challenge well and held off outsider Tete Orange.

William Buick had just one ride before dashing off for the evening meeting at Kempton. But Buick made it count as he easily won the maiden on John Gosden’s Oh Star.

The 4/6 favourite, placed in three previous outings, dropped back in trip to romp home by eight lengths.

Punters on the 7/4 favourite Angus Glens had Kieren Fallon to thank for collecting. Fallon, on the David Dennis trained grey, had to virtually wake up his mount when the stalls opened.

Fallon kept cajoling his mount along in front and he never looked like being caught by his rivals. After his success Fallon gave up his other rides after feeling unwell.

The four-runner opener went to 10/11 favourite Loumarin under Atzeni for trainer Martyn Meade. The filly made all to win from outsider Somedaysrdiamonds at 33/1.

The first six favourites having won, it was left to The Ducking Stool to break that run in the finale, the Julie Feilden trained mare, ridden by daughter Shelley Birkett scoring at the course for the sixth time. It was a step up in trip for the winner who did it well, much to the relief of the bookies!

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