Fahey doubles up at Beverley
Richard Fahey's Laudate Dominium got off the mark at the third time of asking in the opening EBF Maiden Fillies Stakes on the card.
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With plenty of interest from the southern stables, it was somewhat surprising to see Richard Fahey's inmate available at odds of 5-1, particularly as she'd stayed on stoutly over six furlongs to be placed on her latest start.
With the front runners going a stride quicker than they would ordinarily appreciate, the winner and the runner up were to emerge from the rear having sat off the gallop and the winner outstayed her rivals readily under Frederik Tylicki.
The trainer and jockey were to return to the winners' enclosure when Hi There landed the second race on the card.
The 3-1 favourite was held off a generous early pace, and having been switched left with a couple of furlongs to travel, kept on readily to oblige by three-and-a-half lengths from Wayhlah and Imperator Augustus.
Universal made all to take the Betfred Mobile Lotto Handicap.
The son of Dubawi had been disappointing for Mahmood Al Zarooni last year but the switch to Mark Johnston's Middleham yard appears to have worked the oracle as he registered a third victory of the season.
Adrian Nicholls was keen to control the tempo and the top-weight gave generously to see off the staying on Chapter Seven and Sheikhzayedroad.
Paul Pickard may have missed out on the ride on Tominator at Chester though there was to be some compensation with the victory of Ingleby Star.
The pair won the corresponding race last season when sent off at 6-1 but those who were prepared to forgive some below par efforts this season were rewarded at double those odds about Ian McInnes' seven-year-old.
Richard Whitaker has enjoyed a good season so far and Avon Breeze got off the mark at the second time of asking in the five furlong maiden.
The daughter of Avonbridge gave her odds-on backers a fright when missing the break though she was comfortably on top at the finish.
Gadabout Dancer battled on gamely to score in the closing apprentice handicap under Kevin Lundie.