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Ubettabelieveit leaves no doubt in Flying Childers

Ubettabelieveit bounced back to form to provide rider Rowan Scott with a first Group-race winner in the Bombardier Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.

Trained by Nigel Tinkler, the Kodiac colt finished last in the Gimcrack Stakes last time out on his first attempt at six furlongs, when running free, and was dropping down to the minimum trip on Town Moor.

Prior to York, the 40-1 outsider had won a Listed race at Sandown and on that evidence looked a big price for his Town Moor assignment.

There were plenty in with chances a furlong out, as Frenetic, Steel Bull, Ventura Tormenta and Sacred all spread across the track on a blustery day.

Sacred seemed sure to gain compensation for her narrow Lowther Stakes defeat at York, but Scott managed to keep Ubettabelieveit on a true line, as the 11-10 favourite began to veer to her left.

The pair crossed the line together, before Tinkler’s juvenile was given the verdict by a short head. Measure Of Magic was third.

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Tinkler said: “He showed how good he was in the National Stakes (at Sandown) – he’s a very, very good horse.

“Last time, I probably shouldn’t have run him over six there. He ran too keen, and the ground was horrific.

“Everything went wrong, but luckily Oisin Murphy looked after him. But he’s a very good horse, and I don’t often say that.

“How he was 40-1 – it was probably because I trained him! National Stakes winner, 40-1 for this, unbelievable.

“You’re always wondering at this time of year, quite a long season – ‘is it too late in the year’?

“But he was working well, and this is brilliant. He was given a fantastic ride by the jockey.”

The North Yorkshire trained went on: “There’s a one per cent chance he could run in the Abbaye. He wouldn’t run there if it was soft, but that’s the one race (this season) you’d have to possibly think about. It’s one per cent, because it might be soft by then.

“We’ll see how he is – the ground would have to be no worse than good.”

He added: “This is brilliant – great for Yorkshire, great for Malton to get a win like that.

“It’s unbelievable. Getting up every morning at half-past five to feed the horses, it makes it all worthwhile.”

Scott, meanwhile, was thrilled to add such a race to his CV.

He said: “I’m delighted to get a Group winner so soon after riding my claim out.

“The horse did it very well, he didn’t make it easy for himself, but it’s happy days.

“It was a big race so I wanted to do everything right, but you have to treat it like another race.”

Sacred goes for gold in Childers

William Haggas is looking forward to saddling Sacred in the Bombardier Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.

The filly has finished second in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot and in the Lowther at York since winning on her Newmarket introduction.

Sacred will be switching back in trip, but Haggas expects conditions will suit his charge on Town Moor.

He said: “Sacred is in good order, and the more the ground dries out the better for her.

“She’s very well, and I think coming back from six to five furlongs will suit. I hope she’ll run a nice race.”

The ground at Doncaster in now reported to be good, with the quicker conditions prompting Michael Bell to rule out The Lir Jet, who was the second highest-rated runner in the field.

A total of 10 runners still go to post, including the Richard Hannon-trained Ventura Tormenta.

He was sixth in the Norfolk Stakes on his debut and beat The Lir Jet by a short head in the Prix Robert Papin, but was a disappointing last of 10 in the Phoenix Stakes last time.

Hannon also saddles Mohawk King – while Michael O’Callaghan’s Steel Bull, the Ger Lyons-trained Frenetic and Measure Of Magic from Johnny Murtagh’s yard are three major contenders from Ireland.

Ubettabelieveit (Nigel Tinkler), Winter Power (Tim Easterby), Perotto (Marcus Tregoning) and Burning Cash (Paul Midgley) complete the line up.