Serena Brotherton wins Ascot’s Longines for Simon Crisford
Congratulations to reigning champion Serena Brotherton who increased her current lead in the ladies amateur flat championship by winning the Ascot Longines Handicap with Simon Crisford’s PERIL. Richard Fahey’s CHISWICK BEY kept on well to finish 3/4 lengths back in 2nd ridden by fellow Yorkshire lass Aly Deniel, with Michelle Mullineaux and SMOKETHATTHUNDERS 1/2 length back in 3rd.
This was Serena’s third win of the race, formerly the Ascot Diamond, and her 2nd in recent Longines sponsorship years with a 2010 success.
Trainer Simon Crisford gave all of the credit to his lady jockey and was enjoying his first success at Ascot as a trainer.
Following his victory the trainer said “Peril is a very straightforward horse. We fancied him on this ground and when he looked well drawn. We booked Serena a couple of weeks ago and she has delivered with a fantastic ride.” Well done Serena!