TRAINER Tim Easterby led a Ryedale one-two-three in the Racebets Money Back 2nd 3rd 4th Handicap at York today - and later saddled four of the first five in the five-furlong handicap sprint on a fine day for his Habton Grange yard.

On day one of the season's two-day October finale on Knavesmire, the Great Habton handler sent out Just Hiss to victory in the Money Back Handicap at odds of 9-1 and also saddled Mikmak to finish third at 14-1.

The pair sandwiched second-placed 14-1 raider Waarif from David O'Meara's Upper Helmsley yard, with the Ryedale trio beating the 7-2 favourite Uae Prince, from Roger Varian's Newmarket stables, into a surprise fourth place.

Juss Hiss virtually led from the front under Rachel Richardson and stayed on well to remain in command to the finish.

Easterby followed up with victory in the five-furlong Parsonage Hotel And Cloisters Spa Handicap sprint with Copper Knight - with his in-form yard amazingly supplying those in third, fourth and fifth, too.

Copper Knight, ridden by David Allan and sent off at 14-1, beat Camacho Chief, from Michael Dods' County Durham stables, into second place by three quarters of a length.

Easterby raiders Bossibop (33-1), East Street Revue (6-1) and Excessable (20-1) were third to fifth, respectively.

Dods' Holmeswood was the 4-1 favourite but trailed home in 13th place.

The big race of the day also went to North Yorkshire, with Elegiac, from Mark Johnston's Middleham yard, comfortably taking the £62,000 winning prize in the Racebets Handicap over one mile five furlongs.

Ridden by Sylvester De Sousa, Elegiac was held up towards the rear before switching left, taking the lead from two furlongs out and going clear enough to ease up at the finish to win by four lengths at odds of 6-1.

Johnston also saddled third-placed Lynwood Gold (20-1), with second spot going to Tom Dascombe's Cheshire raider, Proschema (6-1).

The 11-4 favourite Surya, from John Gosden's powerful Newmarket yard, was in touch midway through but was left one-paced two furlongs out and weakened inside the last for a disappointing seventh-placed finish.

There was another Ryedale success to finish the day as Captain Jameson, from John Quinn's Settrington base, won the concluding Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Handicap over six furlongs, at odds of 14-1.

Gin In The Inn (14-1) finished second for Malton's Richard Fahey, the York champion-elect trainer, who was unable to add to his record 16 winners on Knavesmire this term but was hoping for more luck tomorrow.