Moss thrives with Ayr brace
Last Updated: 28/07/14 7:45pm
The long journey from South Yorkshire to Scotland paid off for Garry Moss as the trainer was on hand to welcome his two runners on the afternoon into the Ayr winner's enclosure.
Despite having a stable of just a dozen horses, the Tickhill-based handler reached double figures for the season as Fredricka and The Dukkerer toughed it out in the hands of Jason Hart.
Fredricka, who less than a fortnight ago finally broke her duck at the 15th attempt at Thirsk, was a 5-1 shot for the Download The Instabet App From BetVictor Handicap and knuckled down to fend off market-leader Classy Anne by a head.
"You can't get there (the front) too early with her. She flicks her ears and has a look," said Moss.
"Jason rode her last week and he had to commit her a bit early. I was surprised she got her head down and did it nicely.
"She's gone and followed up, which is good."
The Moss-Hart combination were again on the scoresheet an hour later as 11-8 favourite The Dukkerer claimed division one of the Spincast At BetVictor Download The New App Handicap by a length and three-quarters from Berbice.
Moss said: "She's got a great attitude but I think she's improving with time.
"She's just gone from strength to strength since we've had her and I think she'll be better with a bit of give in the ground as well.
"It's a hike all the way up here and I don't come very often, but there were two good opportunities and they've both gone and won for me.
"We've only 12 (horses) in (training) and that's 10 winners we've had now and 14 seconds. They're in good nick and we're doing all right."
The second division went to another Yorkshire trainer in Robin Bastiman as Neil Farley steered 7-2 chance Secret City to a comfortable success.
It was also a good afternoon for trainer Kristin Stubbs.
Stubbs saddled 12 winners last season, her first year with a licence, and equalled that tally before the start of August as 11-4 chance Gold Beau claimed the Download The BetVictor App Now Handicap under apprentice Jacob Butterfield.
Stubbs said: "It's nice to equal it. July has been a good month and they just seem to have hit form.
"Jake knows this horse really well and gets on well with him. He was pricking his ears and Jake was almost sat in the saddle wondering where everyone was.
"There's a couple of races at Redcar coming up and he's won there before and I'm thinking of maybe the Bronze Cup (at Ayr) if the ground stays on the quick side for September."
The Jim Goldie-trained 11-4 favourite Thorntoun Care was a decisive winner of the Download The BetVictor Spincast App Handicap, ridden by Graham Lee.
Goldie told Racing UK: "He was a bit of a lad last season, we had to geld him mid-season and he went a bit weak on us.
"He's now starting to grown into himself and mature. Mentally there's still a wee bit to come, but he learnt a lot when he ran over a mile and two (furlongs) here last time.
"That run probably just took the edge off him to relax and he's done his job well.
"He's a nice horse to go to war with and there's a race for him here at the Western meeting."
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