Rank outsider’s Great Yarmouth joy
Punters lucky enough to find Nadema Rose blooming amongst the thunderstorms and heavy downpours at Great Yarmouth yesterday were rewarded with winning odds of 100-1.
The mile maiden event saw 4-11 odds-on favourite Medhyaar run a shocking race. Champion jockey Paul Hanagan was unable to get any sort of tune out of the William Haggas trained filly and it was left to newcomer Nadema Rose under Dominic Fox, to take the spoils at amazing odds.
The winning filly is owned by BBC television pundit and former champion jockey Willie Carson and trained by his son Anthony. Kieren Fallon was runner-up on another newcomer, Medici Music from Luca Cumani's stable, with Confluence third.
Hanagan may have suffered at the hands of trainer Carson in that maiden, but the two teamed up 30 minutes later on Hail Promenader. And the 4-1 shot duly obliged to complete rookie trainer Carson's 504-1 double.
Second at Newmarket three weeks ago, Hail Promenader kicked on two furlongs out and held on well to win from the fast-finishing Patriotic and third-placed Hereford Boy who finished ahead of disappointing Hayley Turner ridden favourite Grey Seal.
The feature race of the day suffered from five non-runners as conditions worsened in the storms. But it still produced a super finish, with Ryan Moore getting Comrade Bond home at 15-2 to take the honours.
Comrade Bond, from the course's leading trainer Mark Tompkins' yard, won at the track 13 days ago and returned to complete a quickfire double under a fine ride by Moore who got the better of Jamie Spencer on the 2-1 favourite Born To Surprise, whose last run was in Royal Ascot's Britannia Stakes.
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Outsider of the field Master Mylo was third.
If 100-1 wasn't good enough for the bookies another complete outsider scored in the penultimate race. Clive Brittain's Al Karlovyyh, ridden by three-pound claimer Ryan Powell, won the fillies handicap despite having shown nothing in three previous runs.
The filly hit the front two out and held on gamely to win by a length at 28-1, the complete outsider of the seven-runner field, beating Saaboog and favourite Candycakes.
After three near misses, Uncomplicated got up by a nose in a photo-finish in the opener to break her maiden tag.
Ridden by Pat Cosgrave, the Jim Boyle trained filly held on with The Sixties, from Mick Channon's stable. The two were 2-1 joint favourites and dominated the five-furlong sprint, the winner previously recording two seconds and a third while the runner-up had been sixth in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Trainer Rae Guest pulled out a fancied runner before racing due to the soft ground, but he left Emperors Waltz in the seller and that proved significant as the 100-30 shot scored a comfortable win under Chris Catlin.
Shomberg cut out the pace but Emperors Waltz and Red Hermes took over in the final two furlongs and the winner pulled away for an easy success by three lengths with disappointing and slowly away odds-on favourite Cappielow Park back in third under Moore. There was no bid for the winner.
The final event, over a mile and three-quarters, went to Fallon on the Brendan Powell trained Stock Hill Fair. The 11-2 chance was produced well to take over from favourite Tinseltown and stretched out to beat Grandad Mac and thwart Moore's double bid.
The next meeting is Ladies' Night, on Tuesday, July, 17 with gates open at 4pm and the first race at 5.50pm.