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Anderiego scores quickfire York double for Ebor syndicate
YORK winners are arriving like buses for the city-based Ebor Racing Club.
Syndicate founder Andrew Franks, who lives in South Bank, waited 30 years for a winner on his beloved Knavesmire before Anderiego won on John Smith’s Cup Day two weeks ago.
And the four-year-old, trained by Nawton’s David O’Meara, did the double last night in the mile-long Skybet Supporting The Yorkshire Racing Festival Stakes.
The 9-2 favourite, ridden by Daniel Tudhope, beat Askaud to leave Franks and his fellow syndicate members jumping for joy once again.
“I can’t believe it,” he said. “It was always going to be different on good to firm ground but he is just getting better and better.
“To have two York winners in the last fortnight is just great. It is unbelievable.”
O’Meara added: “It was great. Since we’ve figured out his trip he has been second and won twice. They went very steady and he travelled better than anything in the race before quickening up.
“Daniel gave him a perfect ride and he might come back here next month for the Goddard. The syndicate are York people and they love having winners here – so it has worked out well.”
The closing yorkshire.com Back le Bid Stakes was claimed by Waseem Faris, trained by former England footballer Mick Channon.
• Racing has been hit with a reality check about the viability of racecourses with the shock news Hereford and Folkestone are to close at the end of 2012.
It is hoped that Folkestone’s demise will only be temporary, but Hereford will be no more after being in business for 141 years.