by Lucy Russell-Hughes

RYEDALE trainer Nigel Tinkler is en route to enjoying one of his best seasons, having saddled his 28th winner of the year on Saturday when the yard stalwart Kaeso took the feature race on Doncaster’s evening card.

Partnered for the third time in his career by jockey Hollie Doyle, Kaeso was always travelling strongly among the field of 11 runners and won comfortably by two lengths from the Richard Fahey trained Ventura Ocean.

It was Doyle’s third win of the day after she landed a double at Newmarket including success in the Listed Aphrodite Fillies’ Stakes. The journey north proved worthwhile for the young jockey whose relationship with Kaeso continues to blossom.

“I would be stupid to not come here and ride him, he’s got the heart of a lion and he’s ultra-consistent,” she said after the gelding’s victory in the seven furlong Class 3 Handicap.

Tinkler who sent out 37 winners on the flat in 2018 from his Norton based stables, only has eight more to saddle to top last year’s tally.

Ginger Jam was in the winner’s enclosure at Beverley on Monday to continue the yard’s healthy strike rate. He was steered home comprehensively by one of Tinkler’s regular jockeys Faye McManoman and the pair came from last to first to take the honours.

ANOTHER jockey who is very familiar with the winner’s enclosure is Yorkshire based Danny Tudhope who took his season to another level last Saturday when enjoying a five-timer in the saddle.

He kick-started the card at Ripon when partnering Isobar Wind to success on the opening day of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival.

Tudhope landed two further wins at the Garden Racecourse before recording a double at Doncaster that evening.

His victory in the last race at Ripon was aboard the Roger Fell trained Montalvan. Helmsley trainer Fell explained how Tudhope had to adapt to a change in tactics mid-race that only a man riding with plenty of confidence could overcome.

“I gave Danny the instructions and that wasn’t it, but he zipped out the stalls and once you get to the rail you’ve got a big advantage, there you go, well done Danny Tudhope!”

Tudhope, who is stable jockey for David O’Meara, was cut as short as 1-2 favourite, surpassing Oisin Murphy as market leader to be crowned champion jockey.

“Danny is a very talented jockey and it would be nice if the north got behind him to give him a good crack at the title,” said O’Meara.

THE Weatherby’s Super Sprint is a race that Malton trainer Richard Fahey has become very well accustomed too.

Newbury’s tremendously competitive five furlong contest for two-year-olds has been won by the Musley Bank trainer three times in the last six years, most recently with Bengali Boys in 2017.

Fahey saddled four runners in last Saturday’s showdown including the hot favourite Ventura Rebel who finished a close second in Royal Ascot’s Group 2 Norfolk Stakes.

Fahey’s battalion all ran creditable in defeat with the Brocklesby winner Show Me Show Me beaten just a head into second. The better fancied runners Mighty Spirit and Ventura Rebel were only a length and a quarter and half a length behind in third and fourth respectively, to take home some well-deserved prize money.

ANOTHER local trainer in fine form is Great Habton’s Tim Easterby who has been enjoying much success during the Go Racing In Yorkshire Festival.

Easterby saddled two winners at Beverley on Monday evening most notably with course specialist Bollin Ted who justified favouritism to record his fifth win at the track.

“He’s a cracking little horse, he likes it here, he races the best here than anywhere else,” said his trainer after winning the mile and a quarter George Kilburn Memorial Handicap.

It was Red Alert who landed the double for Easterby and also jockey David Allan when taking the second last race on the card.

Orion’s Bow was a welcome winner for team Easterby at Hamilton last Friday in the Class 4 Heineken UK Handicap. It was his first win since the late David Nicholls trained him to victory at the same track in the 2016 Scottish Stewards’ Cup.

This year’s competitive renewal went the way of Air Raid for Middleham trainer Jedd O’Keeffe and Malton based jockey Jack Garritty.

It was a fifth win for the progressive four-year-old who Garritty has steered to all of his victories.

“He’s been great for my career; it’s nice to ride those types of horses. Today we were making the running and he was very comfortable so I kept it simple. He’s going in the right direction and he’s still unexposed at this trip,” said Garritty.

JULIE CAMACHO’S stable star Judicial made a winning return to the track last week when landing only a two-runner but very competitive Class 3 Condition Stakes at Newmarket.

It was a well-earned journey south for the Malton trainer who expressed her joy post-race. “Once again it rains when JUDICIAL runs! That’s every time this season! But we are delighted that his class prevailed this time to get his first win of the season. Well done to owners Elite Racing and jockey Dougie Costello for getting him up on the line.”

Judicial and the locally trained Robert Cowell horse, Encore d’Or, were neck and neck almost throughout the five furlong contest and the winning distance was a short head.

Camacho’s seven-year-old has entries at the Goodwood Festival in August and at the Curragh in September, and with this win under his belt he could add more success in the remaining sprint races this season.