William Buick enhanced his prospects of a first champion jockey title with a 130/1 four-timer which included his 50th winner of the season aboard the Richard Hughes-trained Karibana in the It’s Not Rocket Science At MansionBet Handicap.
Buick said of the 13/8 winner: “It’s nice to ride a winner for Hughesie. The horse travelled very well and it worked out nicely for him. I would be keeping him at seven for the moment as I’m not sure a mile is for him yet.”
The decision to swerve an outing at Goodwood paid dividends for Basilicata (13/2), who provided Buick with leg three of his haul when following in the hoofprints of stablemate Rose Of Kildare to take the European Bloodstock News British EBF Fillies’ Nursery.
Charlie Johnston, assistant to his father, Mark, said: “She was in the seven-furlong nursery at Goodwood and the plan had been to run there, but this race cut up and it was worth more. I was worried about coming back to six and she did get done for toe two out, but her attitude and stamina got her back up.”
Ghaly (3/1) moved closer to featuring in Saeed bin Suroor’s team for next year’s Dubai World Cup Carnival after prevailing by three-quarters of a length under Buick in the MansionBet Bet £10 Get £20 Handicap.
Bin Suroor said “He would be a nice horse for the Dubai World Cup Carnival. I think a mile in Dubai will be even better for him. I can see him running well out there. He handles any ground.”
The Charlie Appleby-trained Danilova (4/6) put her previous experience to good use to get the ball rolling for Buick when running out a length-and-a-half winner of the MansionBet Beaten By A Head EBF Stallions Fillies’ Novice Stakes.
Assistant trainer Alex Merriam said: “She has improved for that first run and William was pleased with her. She jumped out well and used that previous experience.”