Goldie Sights on Gold for Hawkeyethenoo

With jockey Kieren Fallon looking like he is to be shifted to Newbury on Saturday by Luca Cumani, Glasgow based trainer Jim Goldie is on the hunt for another jockey for Hawkeyethenoo, in the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup this weekend.

Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse

The trainer was anticipating to have the champion jockey in his corner in his attempt to be the first Scottish handler to win the big sprint event since 1975 when Nigel Angus triumphed with Roman Warrior.

But unfortunately is now appears that Fallon will be headed to the Berkshire course at the request of Cumani.

"I don't know if Kieren is going to be riding him. I think he's going to be switched to Newbury unfortunately," said the Goldie.

"On Monday it looked as if he was going to ride at Ayr - Mr Cumani had him jocked up on two - but now he is thinking of sending him to Newbury instead. I thought I had him, now I haven't.

"I have several irons in the few for a replacement but they are in a similar position with commitments here and there. We will just have to wait and see."

Goldie has had the impressive four year old sprinter for this event after his victory at York in July, and has faith that Hawkeyethenoo is the charge that could put an end to the hoodoo that has dogged his scorecard in the Ayr Gold Cup.

"I'll be trying to win it. This is my best chance for a long while. I haven't troubled the judge at all. I think fifth is the best I've done, so I'm pretty hopeful this time," he continued.

"There's been nothing wrong with him we've just kept him for this race.

"He'll have a good chance and it should be good ground on Saturday."

Fallon Doubles Up at York

After a triumphant feature event atop Summit Surge, Kieren Fallon grabbed a rapid-shot double on mount Hawkeyethenoo in the Sky Bet Dash at York.

York Racecourse

York Racecourse

Trained by Jim Goldie the four year old seemed to be troubled by the fast pace early, but his resolute jockey pulled it together and flourished through inside the last furlong to grab the win by a head from runner up Kaldoun Kingdom.

Acclaiming jockey Fallon's labours, Goldie was extremely pleased with his achievement.

He said, "He gave him a lovely ride and if I can secure him again then we would probably have a go at the Stewards' Cup next week.

"Kieren rode him with confidence and knows him well by now.

"He gave him time to build his confidence having got stuck in the stalls last time.

"The Ayr Gold Cup is the main aim."

Frankie Dettori claimed victory from an early stage, coming in for a spare ride on Face The Problem in the Stakes.

The 7-4 favourite of Barry Hills had found victory at Windsor over 6 furlongs in his last race, lowering to shorter distance with great ease this time.

Hills' son, Michael should have had the ride but, when he was delayed in traffic close to Tadcaster Dettori fronted up and waving to the stands as he crossed the line a length and a quarter free of runner up Brave Dream.

Assistant trainer Charlie Hills said of the victor, "He's got bags of speed and Frankie said the Flying Childers could be the race for him.

"He's in the Gimcrack, but he's got so much toe we might be best sticking to five furlongs for now, we can always go six later.

"He drifted left again, like he did at Windsor, but I think that's just inexperience."

Dettori stated, "He's got tremendous speed and I felt like I had everything beaten at halfway, he was just cruising."

With the biggest triumph of her career so far, Tracy Waggott raced to victory on Destinys Dream in the E.B.F Fillies' Stakes .

"Today's race had been in mind for a while and I'm delighted," said Waggott.

"She only just gets the mile and a half at Doncaster so a drop in trip today was ideal.

"I was delighted that it's dried up as she loves quick ground.”