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Maydanny delivers in Doonside Cup

PA Sport 2:33pm, Sat 18 Sep 2021

Maydanny (right) clear in the Doonside Cup at Ayr (Jeff Holmes/PA) Maydanny ran out a clear-cut winner of the Virgin Bet Doonside Cup at Ayr. Impressive when landing the Golden Mile at Goodwood earlier in the summer, Mark Johnston’s charge had since disappointed in handicap company at York and in the Group Three Superior Mile at Haydock.

Title frontrunner Murphy hits back with treble

PA Sport 5:45pm, Fri 17 Sep 2021

Oisin Murphy was in hat-trick form at Newbury (Mike Egerton/PA) Just 24 hours after William Buick closed the gap to six in the race to be champion jockey courtesy of a treble, the man defending the title, Oisin Murphy, secured a hat-trick of his own at Newbury.

Dandalla storms back to winning form at Ayr

PA Sport 5:24pm, Fri 17 Sep 2021

Dandalla is set to head for the Prix de l’Abbaye after returning to winning form at Ayr (Julian Finney/pa) Dandalla burst from the wilderness with a classy performance to win the Listed Arran Scottish Sprint EBF Fillies’ Stakes at Ayr. Twice a Group-race winner as a two-year-old, the Karl Burke-trained filly had failed to live up to expectations this season.

Minor honours for Davy Russell on Downpatrick comeback

PA Sport 4:29pm, Fri 17 Sep 2021

Davy Russell returned at Downpatrick on Friday (Mike Egerton/PA) Davy Russell had to make do with minor honours on his long-awaited return to action at Downpatrick. The Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National-winning rider had been sidelined since dislocating and fracturing vertebrae in a first-fence fall in the Munster National at Limerick last October aboard Doctor Duffy.

Silent Escape takes Listed prize as Godolphin hold sway

PA Sport 4:15pm, Fri 17 Sep 2021

Silent Escape winning the Dubai Duty Free Cup at Newbury (Steven Paston/PA) Silent Escape led home a Godolphin one-two-three in the Dubai Duty Free Cup at Newbury. Previously successful at Newcastle and Sandown this season, Saeed bin Suroor’s filly was a 16-5 joint-favourite to make it three wins from four starts in the hands of champion jockey Oisin Murphy, who was positive from the outset.

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