Ciaran Harris lands a surprise at York and Patrick Millman wins at Newbury


CIARAN HARRIS enjoyed a 20/1 winning ride for his family (and the second winner of his career) in the first of the 2010 Bollinger Champagne Challenge Series at York’s Spring Meeting this afternoon.

In a thrilling finish he managed to pass the post half a length in front on Sedgwick with MILES SESTON second on favourite Mr Freddy and JOSH MOORE 8 lengths back in 3rd on Red Kestrel.  Winning owner Wilf Hobson was not at the Knavesmire and so the trophy was collected by his daughter, Mrs Debbie Harris, wife of the successful trainer and mother of the winning jockey.  The proud family took home a bottle of Bollinger champagne with Ciaran taking home a magnum.

York now looks forward to seeing the lady amateur jockeys in action in The Queen Mother’s Cup on Saturday 12th June when they host the 40th Macmillan Charity day.

The first race of Newbury’s evening meeting was a mixed amateur race with 12 runners which produced another good finish.

Congratulations go to PATRICK MILLMAN on his father’s Mustajed who stayed on well from a furlong out to win comfortably just over a length in front of VICKY FAHEY and Bajan Pride with BEN MORRIS on Rock Relief a further 2 1/2 lengths back in third.

Many congratulations to all of today’s winning connections.

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