100/1 winner is Music to bookies
Punters were left scratching their heads at Redcar as Cool Music made a 100/1 winning debut in the Voltigeur Restaurant Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
As trainer Mel Brittain is not known for having first-time-out winners and rider Robert Dodsworth had only one previous success to his name, it was perhaps no surprise bookmakers gave the unraced four-year-old little chance.
Take into account leading Newmarket handler Jeremy Noseda had sent up the odds-on favourite Moonvoy after a promising first run in the Wood Ditton and her chance appeared compromised further still.
However, there appeared to be no fluke as the daughter of Aidan O'Brien's former Group One winner One Cool Cat hit the front a furlong out and held off Gotcha by half a length, with the market leader a well-beaten fourth.
"I didn't expect that," said Dodsworth.
"She'd been going okay at home, she broke well and when I hit the front about a furlong out she was just a bit green and wandered about.
"She'd worked plenty of times at home so she knew her job.
"My only other winner was in August 2012 so this has been a long time coming. I've had about 30 rides for Mel and I might get a few more now!"
Pat Cosgrave was another jockey to ride a welcome winner when taking the Follow RedcarRacing On Facebook And Twitter Median Auction Maiden Stakes on Prophesize (11/2).
Cosgrave was suspended for six months in Dubai having been accused of improper riding during a race in March.
The ban was reduced to four months on appeal and he is currently waiting for a British Horseracing Authority hearing to take place to see if the ban is going to be reciprocated in the UK.
Cosgrave is allowed to ride until then but had been without a winner until Noel Quinlan's newcomer struck.
While the opposition was nothing special he looked decent in pulling two and three-quarter lengths clear of the rest.
"He'd been working nice at home but he almost jumped too well if anything," Cosgrave told Racing UK.
"He did it very well in the end. You never know what you're going to bump into in a race where plenty have never run before.
"Noel's two-year-olds are usually pretty straightforward and know their job.
"He's a nice type and can hopefully move on from this.
"That's my first winner this season. I've been back riding a couple of weeks, I'm just waiting to hear form the BHA when the hearing will be.
"I can ride until the appeal. The BHA and PJA (Professional Jockeys Association) have been brilliant with me, but it's out of my hands."
After a while to get back among the winners Cosgrave went on to follow up aboard Quinlan's Golden Spear (6/1) in the Download New Racing UK iPad App Handicap.
Tim Easterby's Storyline (9/2) was no match for impressive York winner G Force last time out but off an opening handicap mark of just 58 she made every yard of the running for David Allan in division one of the Racing UK On Channel 432 Handicap, looking a good deal better than her rating.
The feature Happy 10th Birthday Racing UK Handicap was won by Another Wise Kid (5/1), who scored by a diminishing neck from Singeur.
Winning trainer Paul Midgley was on the mark at York last week with Monsieur Joe and appeas to have another smart five-furlong sprinter with which to go to war with.