Tom Marquand secured a total of 20 victories during September, with the most notable being his tremendous triumph with Galileo Chrome in the Pertemps St Leger Stakes on Saturday 12th September. The victory was his first Classic and UK Group 1 win. A massively well deserved success for the increasingly popular 22-year-old.
Oisin Murphy continues to lead from the front in this year’s Flat Jockey’s Championship whilst making a significant impression in some of the month’s bigger races. This month he took the spoils in the Group 1 Sprint Cup onboard Dream Of Dreams and followed that up with victory in the Cheveley Park Stakes, a prestigious Group 1 for the up and coming juveniles.
Lastly, just a month after returning from a career threatening injury of a broken vertebra, Hanagan resumed his remarkable career with 11 victories in September.
The most notable of those being his success in the Bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap when he guided the 40/1 outsider Majestic Dawn to victory.
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Tom Marquand secured a total of 20 victories during September, with the most notable being his tremendous triumph with Galileo Chrome in the Pertemps St Leger Stakes on Saturday 12th September – resulting in the first Classic and UK Group 1 win of the 22-year-old’s career.
In a strange turn of events, Marquand was originally due to ride English King in the race that forms part of the 2020 QIPCO British Champions Series, however that horse was declared a non-runner and Marquand was subsequently given the ride on Galileo Chrome after his regular jockey, Shane Crosse was unable to ride in the race. Marquand seized the opportunity steering Galileo Chrome to a memorable victory ahead of Berkshire Rocco and Pyledriver.
Just a week later, on Saturday 19th September, Marquand enjoyed a treble at the Ayr Gold Cup Festival, clinching the prestigious QTS Ayr Gold Cup with Nahaarr and enjoying wins with Addeybb and Johan on the same day.
This was one of two trebles for Marquand in September, following on from three wins on the same day at Yarmouth Racecourse on Wednesday 16th September.
The Lambourn-based jockey also secured doubles at Doncaster, York, and Lingfield aswell as ending the month with an 80/1 winner at Nottingham Racecourse on Wednesday 30th September.
Marquand’s 20 wins during the month take his tally for the season to 90 and therefore third place in the 2020 Flat Jockeys’ Championship.
His 15 wins in September have seen him move ahead of his closest rivals on 111 victories for the season.
Amongst the 15 wins, Murphy claimed the Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes at Haydock Park Racecourse aboard Dream of Dreams. The pair will now look to repeat that success in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 17th October.
The 25-year-old also enjoyed notable victories at Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire Meeting towards the end of the month, securing the Group 1 Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes aboard Alcohol Free and the Group 2 Shadwell Joel Stakes with QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner, Kameko.Murphy also claimed a double on the opening day of the meeting (Thursday 24th September) with wins aboard Ranch Hand and Lost In Space. He also enjoyed doubles at Bath and Kempton Park during September.
Just a month after returning from a career threatening injury of a broken vertebra, Hanagan resumed his remarkable career with 11 victories in September.
The most notable of those being his success in the Bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap aboard 40/1 shot Majestic Dawn at Newmarket Racecourse on Saturday 26th September.
The 2010 and 2011 Champion Flat Jockey, who is closing in on 2000 career winners in Britain, also claimed Group 3 glory with Umm Kulthum in the Scotty Brand Firth Of Clyde Fillies’ Stakes at the Ayr Gold Cup Festival on Saturday 19th September.
The day before that, Hanagan secured his 100th win at Ayr Racecourse with victory aboard Exceptional in the Arran Scottish Sprint EBF Fillies’ Stakes.
During September, the 40-year-old also enjoyed two doubles, one at Chester Racecourse on Saturday 12th September and Pontefract Racecourse on Thursday 24th September.
'I'm lost for words to be honest. It was a long, long road back and I didn't think I was going to make it back at all. It's very, very special this winner'— ITV Racing (@itvracing) September 26, 2020
Paul Hannagan after winning the Cambridgeshire with Majestic Dawn#ITVRacing pic.twitter.com/5MOQQwazQ2
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