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  • First Winner For Hide At Lingfield

Bryan Arthur Crawford Memorial Handicap 7f

  • (3yo+, 7f, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 24.04s
  • Off time: 14:31:06
  • Last Updated: December 12 2012, 15:06 GMT

Philip Hide, the rider of 400 winners in a 20 years as a jumps jockey, broke new ground in his racing career when sending out his first winner as a trainer at Lingfield on Wednesday.

Lingfield runners meet the bend
Lingfield runners meet the bend

Hide, who retired last October after struggling to recover from injuries sustained in a fall, is based at Findon in Sussex from stables next to Nick Gifford's yard.

His first runner, Red Mystique, finished second at Lingfield last week, but a return to the course saw Stir Trader finish fast to catch Roy The Boy and win the Bryan Arthur Crawford Memorial Handicap.

"I was pleased with how Red Mystique ran and he'll be out again on Friday, so hopefully we can get two on the board before too long," said Hide.

"We bought this one at the Horses In Training sale and I still own half myself, but hopefully I can find a buyer now.

"I think he can keep going the right way and I'm very pleased with that.

"I'm using Nick Gifford's gallops but I've got my own little place. I've got nine in at the minute, mainly Flat horses, and room for 18 so hopefully if I can get up to that sort of figure in the middle of the next year I'll be pleased."

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