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Euxton Hall emerged as a possibility for the Gimcrack Stakes at York after landing the odds in the Spindrifter Conditions Stakes at a wet Pontefract.
An impressive winner on his debut, the Richard Fahey-trained colt was not disgraced at all in Listed company on Derby day at Epsom when fourth.
Given that Euxton Hall failed to handle the cambers that day, he was sent off the 8-11 favourite to oblige. And while Tony Hamilton's partner had to work fairly hard in the conditions, a second success came by three-quarters of a length from Royal Rascal. Euxton Hall was the eighth odds-on winner of the race in 11 years.
"He's a grand little horse with a fantastic temperament," said Fahey's assistant Robin O'Ryan.
"The ground's very soft but he stays well and has a great attitude. He just wasn't doing a lot in front and Tony said he was floundering a bit on that ground. He's in the sales races and the Gimcrack might be a possibility, but we'll take him home and Richard and David (Armstrong, owner) will have a chat."
Spinatrix, trained by Michael Dods, bounced back to form with a game performance in the British Stallion Studs EBF/Park Suite Fillies' Handicap. A beaten favourite at Thirsk last time out, cheekpieces sharpened her up as she was to the fore throughout under good 3lb claimer Lee Topliss. Hayley Turner recovered from a slow start on Bouncy Bounty to mount a challenge, while 100-30 favourite Wahylah was also boxing on, but Spinatrix (9-2) won by half a length from the former.
Richard Whitaker's Miss Ella Jade (13-2) followed up a recent second place at the track by going one better in the Pat Brilly - A Lifetime In Racing Fillies' Handicap. Frosty Berry looked sure to win after overhauling Tamara Bay but Paul Quinn's mount came with late rattle to get up by a neck.
The Tim Walford-trained Mr Snoozy was rewarded for a couple of consistent efforts when claiming the Wayne Conway Memorial Handicap. One of the first off the bridle, Duran Fentiman persevered on the 11-1 shot to beat 3-1 favourite Jennifer J by a length.
The Tim Easterby Racing Partnerships Ladies' Handicap was divided, with the first instalment going to Micky Hammond's Pertuis at 40-1.It was a nice winner for Rebecca Smith, who doubles up as Hammond's head girl as well as amateur jockey.
Division two went to the Paul Midgley-trained Rub Of The Relic (13-2), who defied a 6lb penalty having won at Wolverhampton last week.