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  • 16:50 Quattrovalli Luxury Wine Champions Handicap7f

  • £20,000 added 3yo 12 ran
  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 26.67s
  • Off time: 16:51:33

Ryan savours Donny one-two

Stablemates could head to Ascot rematch

Last Updated: 07/09/11 5:19pm

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Ryan: Saddled one-two at Doncaster

Ryan: Saddled one-two at Doncaster

Kevin Ryan saddled a one-two in the Quattrovalli Luxury Wine Champions Handicap at Doncaster.

The width of the track separated Lightning Cloud (8-1) and Louis The Pious (9-2) at the finish but the judge had to call a photograph with the winning margin a diminishing head in favour of the former.

Johnny Castle (7-1) was back to form in third.

The winning trainer said: "It's hard running two in a race but at this time of year there aren't that many three-year-old only handicaps for them. I said beforehand i didn't think there was a pound between them and I couldn't pick one over the other. It's worked out that way.

Drying wind

"I was concerned the ground might be drying out a little too much for Lightning Cloud, it's got quicker as the day's gone on, and Frankie gave Louis a cracking ride. Down past the two I could see it was going to be a two-horse race and I half thought Lightning Cloud was throwing it away by drifting over to the far rail but they are two very nice horses.

"There's a nice seven furlong handicap at Ascot in October which both horses will probably have an entry in but if they don't run again this season then they've had a great year."

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