Donegal jockey Martin Harley wins on the double at Ascot


Trentagh jockey Martin Harley had two winners at Ascot yesterday.

Harley took victory aboard the 7/2 shot Dawn Horizons.

The William Haggas-trained four-year-old had three lengths to spare on the 14/1 Cliff Face.

Harley and Dawn Horizons made a push two furlongs from home in the 1 mile and 3 furlongs race, the Cushman and Wakefield EBF Breeders Series Fillies Handicap for The John Travers Memorial Trophy.

Harley steered home unchallenged for the win and later followed it up with a win aboard Addeybb, also trained by Haggas.

The 3/1 shot hit the front in the 7 furlong Savills Handicap around a furlong from home and drove for the finish.

Under strong pressure from 2/1 favourite Juanito Chico, ridden by Silvestre De Sousa, Harley held on to win by a neck.Harley had a second placed-finish on Dragons Tail and was third on Jordan Sport.

On Wednesday, Harley rode Uber Cool to a win at Catterick.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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