By Gordon Brown
DANNY COOK was the jockey to follow on jam-packed Ladies Day at Kelso on Sunday when he completed a double on Stellar Notion in the feature race.
After making all on his only other ride, Ballyvic Boru, Cook repeated the feat on the top-weight in the £25,000 Ayton Castle Handicap Chase.
Tom George’s Stroud raider slammed Blue Kascade by six lengths and the trainer’s son Noel said: “I rode him when he was fourth on his first run back for dad at Kempton last time and Danny has given him a lovely ride today.
“He’s enjoyed himself out in front and jumped great. He’s a favourite in the yard and this a nice prize for the time of year.”
Speaking about Ballyvic Boru in the KOSB Novices’ Handicap Chase, Cook added: “He really jumped out there for me and should be a good, fun horse for the summer. He should stay further and might be one for something like the Summer Plate at Market Rasen.”
The meeting started with a big upset when Maurice Barnes-trained 66/1 outside Placedela Concorde scored in the Border Facilities Novices’Hurdle.
Winning jockey Dale Irving said: “He has benefitted from the better ground and Maurice’s horses being in good form. He’s really picked up for me and travelling strongly throughout the race.”
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