Sunday Express - Sun 23 Dec 2001 - Page 108
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Marking Your Card McCoy wins five out of six at Ascot Just champion Wahiba Sands plays leading role for Tony
STABLE OF THE WEEK PATRICK HASLAM has the art of finding the right races for his horses off to a tee. STERLING STEWART landed a gamble (20-1 into 8s) at Newbury on Wednesday for Mark Pitman. THREE FOR THE CUFF GAMBLE OF THE WEEK HINDIANA ran a cracking race behind Legal Right and Young Spartacus at Haydock last weekend. "He's run his heart out but he'll be back here next month for the Victor Chandler Chase." The most valuable win for McCoy came when Shooting Light galloped away with the Tote Silver Cup. His sole ride which failed to win was well-backed favourite Westender, who could only finish eighth behind Marble Arch in the inaugural running of the £100,000 Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle. He Francois Doumen on First Gold PAGE 91 ASCOT: Good 1.00-Tarxien (A P McCoy, 8-11 fav) 1; Laveron (9-4 2nd fav) 2; Ballycassidy (4-1) 1 3. Tote: £1.70; exacta £2.80; csf £2.71. Tote: £2.70; pl £1.70, £1.30; ex £5.50; csf £6.97.
JAMIE SPENCER was the toast of Lingfield yesterday, scoring on three well-backed favourites.