Lieutenant Billy Aprahamian chalked up his first winner under rules as Mighty Missile took the inaugural running of the McCreery Memorial Military Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle at Wincanton.
Hopes were high that Captain Guy Disney, the first amputee to win under rules in the UK, might follow up his two victories at Sandown earlier in the season on Bistouri D' Honore.
Jessica Harrington continued her amazing run this spring when Torcedor floored Order Of St George to make all in the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan.
After enjoying success with Sizing John in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Our Duke in the Irish Grand National, Harrington doubled up after Khukri's win the Listed Coolmore Stud Power Stakes.
LINE OF REASON (Pontefract, 3.05) might be on a winless run of 16, but his effort at Musselburgh on comeback was better than he was given credit for.
ANGEL ISLAND (stall 3 of 11), who scored in a fast time when landing a heavy-ground Cork maiden by two lengths on her recent debut, can take the step up in class in her stride when she tackles the Listed 1m2f Coolmore Stud European Breeders Fund Stakes Salsabil Stakes at Navan this afternoon.
The Scottish Grand National at Ayr and the Greenham Stakes at Newbury make up the feature action in two cracking cards on ITV Racing on Saturday. Below you'll find a Dark Horse or two for each race on a quality afternoon of jumps and flat!