• Ian Ender


Micky Hammond has saddled more runners at Wetherby than anywhere else and the Middleham trainer enjoyed a landmark 100th winner at the West Yorkshire track courtesy of Dis Donc in the 2m3½f selling hurdle.

Available at 28-1 in some places on Thursday morning, the nine-year-old went off the 10-1 outsider of the field of four and stuck on gamely under Jamie Hamilton in the silks of the Ursa Major racing club.

Some members of the ownership group could be heard screaming their gelding home in a thrilling three-way finish and Hammond said: "We’ve been struggling with him a bit, but it all fell into place, which was great.

"It was a lovely ride by Jamie, he judged the pace to perfection. He saved enough after jumping the last hurdle.

"He had some fair form in Ireland and I feel very humbled and delighted to get 100 winners at Wetherby, which is my favourite track in the north to go to a jumps meeting so the whole team, past and present, are delighted."

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