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Hayley Turner takes centre stage at Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 17:41 29 June 2018

Lady Freyja with jockey Hayley Turner after winning the 4.10 
Picture: Nick Butcher

Lady Freyja with jockey Hayley Turner after winning the 4.10 Picture: Nick Butcher

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Hayley Turner currently spends as much time as a TV racing presenter as she does race riding, but the jockey delighted a big Great Yarmouth crowd when scoring on Lady Freyja.

Lady Freyja with jockey Hayley Turner wins the 4.10 
Picture: Nick ButcherLady Freyja with jockey Hayley Turner wins the 4.10 Picture: Nick Butcher

Turner got the filly home in an exciting seven-furlong contest which saw five in line across the track inside the final furlong.

But it was crowd favourite Turner, riding for John Ryan, who won at 4/1.

“It was easier than it looked. She jumped out and did it well. I know she was bottom weight, but she was up in grade. She is a big, sweet mare,” said Turner.

Great Yarmouth’s other favourite jockey, Frankie Dettori, had one ride, on Ode To Autumn in the feature, the Moulton Nurseries Handicap worth £19,000, but failed to deliver.

Haveoneyourself (far) with jockey David Egan wins the 2.10 at Yarmouth Residents Raceday 
Picture: Nick ButcherHaveoneyourself (far) with jockey David Egan wins the 2.10 at Yarmouth Residents Raceday Picture: Nick Butcher

Dettori, on John Gosden’s three-year-old, led with two furlongs to go but was overhauled by 5/2 chance Kassar under Kieran Shoemark for trainer Roger Charlton.

Another female jockey to triumph was Jane Elliott on Peace Prevails, a 3/1 chance who took the fillies’ handicap over 11 furlongs, arriving with a well-timed run to lead through the final furlong.

The filly was running for Newmarket trainer Ed Vaughan for the second time, having been runner-up at the course a fortnight earlier and beat the heavily-backed Fresh Terms.

There was a shock in the opening five furlong handicap when 11/1 chance Haveoneyerself scored under champion apprentice David Egan for trainer John Butler. The colt was last but one at Windsor earlier this week but took it up after a furlong and held on to win. Clearly relishing the firm ground, Haveoneyerself recorded 59.74 seconds for the minimum trip, beating the course record set in 2002.

Matchmaking with jockey Luke Morris wins the 3.40 at Yarmouth Picture: Nick ButcherMatchmaking with jockey Luke Morris wins the 3.40 at Yarmouth Picture: Nick Butcher

Three non-runners left just three in the six-furlong novice stakes, won easily by Luke Morris on trainer James Tate’s Autumn Splendour, returned at 1/8.

Morris completed a double when Sir Mark Prescott’s Matchmaking, making his handicap debut over 10 furlongs, got up at 100/30 to beat Broken Force, who led by eight lengths turning into the straight.

The day’s biggest field of nine battled it out over a mile in the finale, with honours going to Wild Acclaim under Rossa Ryan for Phil McEntee. The gelding won at the course a fortnight ago and followed up at 7/2.

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