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Ulster jockey delights with double

By Frank Brownlow

Published 12/08/2015

Takes two: Martin Harley rode opening double at Ffos Las
Takes two: Martin Harley rode opening double at Ffos Las

Ulster jockey Martin Harley was in tremendous form at Ffos Las, bagging a 35-1 double by riding the winners of the first two races.

Harley was successful on board Southdown Lad in the Heineken Median Auction Maiden Stakes and followed up immediately with Maybe Tomorrow in the Fosters Median Auction Maiden Stakes.

Harley has been in fine form this season and is now the go-to jockey for several of the leading trainers.

Faery Song should go well in the Champagne Joseph Perrier Handicap at Salisbury.

David Lanigan's filly looks capable of winning races off a mark of 70 judged by her pleasing handicap debut at Leicester last month.

The three-year-old daughter of Lawman clearly enjoyed herself over a mile and a quarter and was actually a little bit unlucky as she hit traffic problems on the way to a close-up third behind Revision.

Faery Song has low mileage compared to most of her Salisbury rivals, so it would be disappointing if she regressed from that Leicester spin.

Sir Michael Stoute looks to have found precisely the right race for Provenance.

The four-year-old daughter of Galileo has so far fallen just short in Listed class but that might be about to change after the British Stallion Studs EBF Upavon Fillies Stakes.

A mile and a quarter on fast ground looks just the ticket for this half-sister of Integral, who has made solid, if slightly unspectacular, progress.

Provenance nonetheless looked on the march in the Wolferton at Royal Ascot, when she flashed home for fifth spot behind Mahsoob.

She could not quite kick on at Sandown next time up, though, as Tha'ir proved much too good on the day in the Gala Stakes.

BATH: 5.15 Comedy Night, 5.50 Burnt Cream, 6.20 Snow Conditions, 6.50 All For The Best, 7.20 Kastini, 7.50 Gamesters Lad, 8.20 Mambo Spirit.

BEVERLEY: 2.00 Conry, 2.30 Silver Streak, 3.00 Twentysvnthlancers, 3.35 See Vermont, 4.05 Bold Appeal, 4.40 Primogeniture, 5.10 Next Stop.

GOWRAN: 5.30 London, 6.00 Hollywood Road, 6.30 Laviniad, 7.00 Askmour, 7.30 Gallope, 8.00 Shukhov, 8.30 Ebayya.

KEMPTON: 6.10 Indigo, 6.40 Saguna, 7.10 Peru, 7.40 Roaring Forties, 8.10 Ice Slice, 8.40 Sinema, 9.10 Mr Fickle.

NEWTON ABBOT: 2.10 Leoncavallo, 2.40 Lisbon, 3.10 Catcher On The Go, 3.45 Henllan Harri, 4.15 Always Managing, 4.50 Forget And Forgive, 5.20 Key To Milan.

SALISBURY: 2.20 Zapped, 2.50 Spongy, 3.25 Khalaas, 3.55 Provenance, 4.30 FAERY SONG (NAP), 5.00 Manolito.

DOUBLE: Faery Song and Provenance.

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