Kneller rocks at Brighton
Racheal Kneller won a stick of rock for winning at Brighton but the 25-year-old has her eyes on a more conventional prize this season.
The sugary trophy was rewarded after High Five Prince swept nine lengths clear in the Ian Carnaby Apprentice Selling Handicap and was fitting with the late summer sunshine offering an uninterrupted view of the English Channel below.
Mark Usher's High Five Prince was a fair gamble into 9-2 despite his humble maiden status from 17 previous starts, but the feisty gelding simply took off once hitting the front for his regular gallops partner.
"I have probably won a bit too well in the end, but he was very difficult as a two-year-old," said Kneller.
"He gets very buzzed up and can be a real handful but he was so relaxed in the race. His lad and I are the only ones who can ride him at home. In the end, I was glad the cheese-grater was there at the end of the track to stop him!"
High Five Prince surprisingly attracted no bids at the auction, and Kneller went on: "It's nice to ride a winner for the boss, as we've been struggling a bit.
"I'm currently leading the Racing Excellence Apprentice Training Series and I'm riding Whatsofunny for Ruth Carr at Beverley in the next leg on Wednesday. My big aim is to win that."
William Buick's loss was Robert Havlin's gain as Tropical Song got off the mark in the anticipated fashion for a 1-6 favourite, taking the Racing Post Weekender Out Every Wednesday/E.B.F. Median Auction Maiden Stakes by two and three-quarter lengths.
Trainer John Gosden's assistant, Les Reynolds, said: "William's not very well, he's just got a stomach upset.
"Rab said he got a bit lonely in front, but the horse's form was an open book, he has just been finding one too good and doing nothing wrong."
Light Burst (13-8 favourite) appears to have comfortably escaped the assessor's clutches as he enjoyed a second success in four days in the Hardings Catering Services Handicap.
This eight-length stroll quadrupled his winning distance at Wolverhampton on Friday, with his trainer Ismail Mohammed unbeaten from his last three runners.
Tom Queally could afford to ride the Hard Spun colt like a low-grade Frankel, sitting almost motionless throughout.
The Dubaian Mohammed has taken over David Lanigan's old yard in Newmarket and his assistant Sean Murphy said: "It was Ismail's idea to run again quickly and the key to him is holding onto him for as long as possible."
John Spearing's Clear Spring (3-1 joint-favourite) has made pronounced improvement since reverting to sprinting distances and the Talk To Victor Handicap was his fifth win from his last seven starts.
"I thought he might struggle today but as he has gone up in the weights he has kept improving," said jockey Nicky Mackay.
"I only gave him one smack. I've ridden him over almost all distances but five or six seems to be his best trip."
Spearing said: "He's not entered anywhere but I'll find him another race over the next couple of weeks."
Luke Morris and Sir Mark Prescott teamed up with Critical Point (5-1) in the Champions League In-Play At BetVictor.com Handicap, while Hayley Turner, who came off Fight after the line in that race, dusted herself off to take the Money Back On England T20. BetVictor.com Handicap with Malekat Jamal (9-2).
Title-leader Richard Hughes did not leave empty-handed, getting up on 11-8 favourite Mother Jones in the Better Prices At BetVictor Handicap.
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