Family affair at Warwick
There were plenty of smiling faces at Warwick after Consider Yourself won the Betfair 10 Furlong Flat Series Final for the Carson family.
Part-owned by legendary jockey Willie Carson, the five-year-old mare is trained by his son Tony in Newmarket and was ridden by his grandson, William.
Sent off at 10-1 with over £15,000 up for grabs to the winner, Consider Yourself got off to a smart start and was launched towards the near-side rail rounding the home turn.
That proved a wise move by young Carson as while his rivals toiled in behind, his mount stayed straight and true to hold off the challenge of Watts Up Son by a length.
The winning trainer said: "We're absolutely delighted and William gave her a peach of a ride.
"It was a very nice prize. Where else can you win £15,000 with a horse rated 76?
"That's her third win this year and riding her work at home, she just seems to be improving all the time.
"She's in the October sales and she's done her job for us now as we only paid £4,000 for her last year."
The equally valuable Betfair Sprint Flat Series Final went to Midnight Rider (5-1), trained by Chris Wall and ridden by George Baker.
Wall told Racing UK: "He's an ideal horse for George to ride as you can sit and wait and try and pounce late.
"He doesn't want to arrive too early and George produced him to perfection today, so it was good.
"He's been on the go for quite a long time so we might just pack him up (for the season) and end on a high note."
Light Rose made the perfect start to her career with a stylish debut in division two of the Betfair Sponsors The Stable Staff Canteen EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
Mark Johnston's youngster was the 13-8 favourite for a race lacking much strength in depth and turned in a fine performance under Joe Fanning to score by three and a half lengths from outsider Serenata.
Bruce Raymond, racing manager for owner Jaber Abdullah, said: "I understand she's been working well and I know Mark was a little apprehensive about the soft ground, but she's got through it well and won comfortably.
"It wasn't a very good field. I think she had to win that if she was any good, but she couldn't have done it any easier.
"We won't be making any big plans. It will be interesting to see what sort of mark she gets as it wasn't a good race and it will also be interesting to see how she gets on when the ground is a bit quicker. Being by Cape Cross, that should suit her better."
Division one of the same maiden went to the Sir Henry Cecil-trained Iberis (5-1) in the hands of Ian Mongan.
The application of cheekpieces helped Columella (20-1) come good in the Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Nursery for William Haggas.
Champion jockey-elect Richard Hughes guided Sir Michael Stoute's 9-2 shot Mission Approved to victory in the Betfair Commits £40 Million To British Racing Irish EBF Maiden Stakes, holding Harwood Star at bay by two lengths.
Lady Romanza sprang a 33-1 surprise in the seller, while Into The Wind was a 33-1 winner of the concluding amateur riders' handicap.