It’s double delight for Dunnett
Norfolk trainer Christine Dunnett returned to form with an impressive double on Ladies Night at Great Yarmouth Racecourse while former champion jockey Seb Sanders went one better with a treble.
Christine, known as the Queen of the East, showed the local crowd that her stable is starting to find form after Captainrisk (15/2) and Danzoe (14-1) were worthy winners after both being given great rides by Sanders.
Captainrisk initiated the double after making all to land the Aeropak Handicap Stakes (7.00) by a length. The five-year-old gelding had some close attention from Steel City Boy inside the final two furlongs but kept finding more to land his maiden victory.
Danzoe then completed the double for Dunnett and Sanders in the next race, the Ibuleve Handicap Stakes (7.30).
In the early stages of the race Danzoe looked to be struggling at the rear of field, but entering the final furlong Sanders then switched the gelding to the stands side rail and found wings – storming past four horses to win by one and three quarter lengths from Whiskey Junction in second.
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'I love having winners at Great Yarmouth and would like to thank all racegoers who have been so supportive to me here, during the good and bad times,' said an overjoyed Dunnett
'Things seem to be looking up at the moment, after we have freshened up a few things at the yard.'
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As for Sanders, he then completed his treble when he got a fiddle out of eight-year-old Royal Premier in the finale – the Bazuka Handicap Stakes (9.00).
The 20-1 outsider was coaxed through the race by Sanders at the rear, before making headway in the straight and going clear inside the final furlong to win by a length.
Another trainer in form at Yarmouth last night was William Haggas, who also landed a double, with Dubawi Dancer (6/4 favourite) and Archie Agent (12-1).
Dubawi Dancer made light work of his rivals to win the Freederm Handicap Stakes (8.00).
This filly, who disappointed last time out at Salisbury, returned to winning ways after giving Ryan Moore a steering job to win by four and half lengths.
Then Archie Agent, who was having his first run for Haggas, also returned to form with an easy success in the Adios Handicap Stakes (8.30), under an excellent ride by Liam Jones.
The evening got under way well for favourite backers, when Comical (5/4 favourite) showed his potential with a comfortable two and half length win from Croquembouche, in the British Stallion Studs E.B.F/4Head Maiden Stakes (6.00).
Abergavenny trainer David Evans made his trip worthwhile to the east coast track, when having a one-two in the Diomed Developments Selling Nursery Handicap Stakes (6.30).
Abercandy (5-1) made all to win by three quarters of a length from Aljoson, in a race commentated on by BBC Radio Norfolk's Nicky Price who completed her Breakfast Show challenge in fine style.