Buick steers 25-1 shot to great win

Sunday Sun - - Racing -

A MOMENTOFMADNESS made ev­ery yard of the run­ning to claim the Wil­liam Hill Port­land Hand­i­cap at Don­caster.

Trained by Char­lie Hills, the 25-1 shot was sharply out of the stalls for Wil­liam Buick, who was happy to let him roll along in front, build­ing up a healthy ad­van­tage by the end of the first fur­long.

While that cush­ion was be­ing cut down in the clos­ing stages, even­tual sec­ond En­crypted never looked like catch­ing A Momentofmadness, who re­sponded to Buick to come home three-quar­ters of a length clear.

Went­worth Falls stayed on for third with Dakota Gold fourth.

Hills said: “Wil­liam gave him a great ride. He showed some speed from the gates – I think he nicked a cou­ple of lengths and it was al­ways go­ing to be hard to peg him back.

“He seemed to be in front for a long time, but you don’t want to dis­ap­point him.

“He’s come down a cou­ple of pounds and that has ob­vi­ously helped.

“There’s a race at As­cot we might look at, but we’ll see how A Momentofmadness rid­den by Wil­liam Buick he comes out of the race.”

Mus­tashry (5-2 favourite) was sup­ple­mented for the Alan Wood Plumb­ing And Heat­ing Park Stakes at a cost of £9,000 on Mon­day and that de­ci­sion was re­warded as he tri­umphed in the Group Two event.

Ray­di­ance set the early gal­lop in the seven-fur­long con­test, but Jim Crow­ley set­tled Mus­tashry near enough to the pace and he was per­fectly po­si­tioned when the race be­gan in earnest.

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