Phil Collington scores again at Epsom!
Many congratulations to Phil Collington, Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s retained Arabian racing jockey, who enjoyed his second Gentlemen’s Amateur Epsom Derby success this afternoon in fine style on David Simcock’s NO HERETIC. By Galileo, the horse was in fact bred to win an Investec Derby and The Bordeaux Fine Wines Amateur Derby is staged over the same mile and a half distance, albeit for any horses up to a rating of 85.
Going to post 4-1 favourite, NO HERETIC needed to be bustled along but responded to Phil’s driving to forge clear of KING’S TROOP in the final furlong and score going away by 3 1/2 lengths. A delighted Phil said “Its nice to ride such a good horse. I won this race in 2010 for Lucinda Featherstone on MAYBE I WONT and this race is something that you always want to win.”