Malcolm Jefferson’s Uncle Brit won despite muddy conditions at Ayr. Running in the first division of the Racing Post Form With totepool Mobile Handicap, Uncle Brit was pegged by racing tipsters with 7-2 odds and he would proceed to defeat Military Call by a length and a quarter under jockey PJ McDonald.
Jefferson has had a solid National Hunt season. Both Cape Tribulation and Attaglance won at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals. “People were quick to tell me I hadn’t had a Flat winner for a long time, but I’ve not had many runners,” Jefferson told sportinglife.com. “He likes cut in the ground and when they said it was going to rain I thought I may as well run him. He didn’t get home over 10 furlongs last time he ran here and Tom Eaves told me to drop him in trip.”
In other news, Danedream’s impressive win in the highly competitive King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes has resulted in the runner earning a 122 rating by British Horseracing Authority handicapper Phil Smith. On Saturday, Danedream displayed blazing speed in the final furlong to catch up to Nathaniel and cross the finish line ahead by less than a nose. In the final stretch, Nathaniel had over a length lead but would succumb to the hard charging challenger in the final meters.