Tart triumphant on Windsor spare
Last Updated: 14/10/13 7:07pm
Robert Tart: Can do no wrong at present
Less than 24 hours after his biggest success to date on Montefeltro in the Irish Cesarewitch, Tart capitalised when picking up a spare from the absent Michael J Murphy on the Alan Jarvis-trained Prince Regal (5/1) in division one of the Ladbrokes Mobile Handicap.
The grounded jockey also hopes there could be a memorable conclusion to the week with a fancied ride in Saturday's QIPCO Future Stars Apprentice Handicap on the Champions Day card at Ascot.
"I got back to Birmingham at half nine last night and then I rode out this morning," said Tart.
"I got a call about nine asking me if I'd ride the horse and I said 'No problem'. So it was going to be four and then it was down to one, but a winner's a winner.
"The aim is to ride in the apprentices' race on Saturday and it looks like I'll be riding Loving Spirit."
James Doyle had a more satisfactory reunion with Idea as he helped the grey off the mark in what was effectively still his debut in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden.
Nineteen days ago, the jockey had parted company from Idea (9/2) as soon as they left the stalls at Goodwood but the combination remained together for the entire six furlongs to stay on half a length ahead of Exchequer.
The runner-up was the 5/4 favourite after finishing in the same position behind last weekend's Autumn Stakes winner Kingston Hill at Newbury.
"It wasn't his fault at Goodwood," said Doyle.
"There was a lot happening in the stalls, they opened when they probably shouldn't have, and I wasn't ready.
"He was good today, very relaxed, and he's sure to improve."
Doyle picked up a two-day careless riding ban (October 28-29) in division two of the handicap on fourth-placed The Dark Wizard. The race was won by Gatepost (9-2).
Non-runners ran into the dozens on a very soggy afternoon by the side of the Thames, but that only enhanced the case of Modernstone in the Ladbrokes Game On! Maiden Stakes.
William Knight's filly had shown some promise on her debut almost exactly a year ago but far outperformed her odds of 33/1 by dragging in the 11/8 favourite Musaddas and winning by a length.
Jockey Shane Kelly, making it 50 for the season, said: "She was ready to run a couple of months ago, but then she had a bit of a hold-up. She clearly loves that ground."
Killing Time (7/2 favourite) ground out the Ladbrokes Nursery while Magique (4/1) landed the Ladbrokes Odds On! Fillies' Handicap.