Richard Hughes enjoyed another spectacular afternoon at Windsor
Richard Hughes enjoyed another spectacular afternoon at Windsor with five winners from his six mounts.
Last Updated: 11/08/13 5:46pm
Hughes has few peers at Windsor, and on October 15 last year recorded seven winners for the first time.
Super Sprint runner-up Lilbourne Lass set the tone for Hughes's day when winning the MacDonald Hotel Windsor Novice Auction Stakes with any amount in hand, as might have been expected of a 1/16 chance in a three-runner affair.
Autumn Sunrise, another prohibitive odds-on shot at 2/5, was a cosy all-the-way winner of the Join Young Hooves Kids Club Today Maiden Auction Stakes.
It was a change of trainer but the same result for Hughes when the Clive Cox-trained 11/4 favourite Jubilant Queen asserted inside the final furlong to land the Coral Fillies' Handicap.
And it was a fabulous four when Hannon's The Alamo (2/1 favourite) took the Ossie & Hutch Memorial Maiden Stakes, with Hughes having to work a a bit harder than on his previous three of the day.
Hughes's chance of going through the card had earlier been foiled when Brownsea Brink was declared a non-runner in the fifth race.
But normal service was resumed in the Ice Cream Festival Monday August 19th Handicap on Clive Brittain's Sinaadi (6/5 favourite) , who looked to have plenty to do to make it five before Hughes's perseverance paid off as his mount got on top a furlong out and ran out a comfortable three and a half length winner.
Hughes gave everything on the Jane Chapple-Hyam-trained Mont Blanc in an effort to make it six in the New MG3 From SMC Handicap, but the 5/2 favourite was headed at the furlong pole and while he battled on, the Liam Keniry-ridden Certavi proved a length too strong.