Hollie Doyle continues to impress in the flat jockey race as she wins the Weatherbys Super Sprint by two and a half lengths after becoming the first rider to reach 100 wins in 2022
- Hollie Doyle won the Weatherbys Super Sprint by two and a half lengths
- She made the competition easy on Saturday afternoon at Eddie’s Boy
- She became the first flat jockey to record 100 wins in 2022 earlier this week
- Doyle, 25, is now Britain’s most successful jockey, winning with ease
Hollie Doyle, who opened the week by becoming the first flat jockey to hit 100 wins in 2022, capped it off by claiming her most valuable prize of the domestic season to date with a two-and-a-half quarter win on Eddie’s Boy in the Weatherbys Supersprint at Newbury.
Doyle was the uncatchable rabbit as she pinged the starting boxes and made a mark up the grandstand rail while Eddie’s Boy dug deep to hold off 80-1 shots from Woolhampton and Rogue Spirit after briefly running into trouble.
Doyle said: “I wanted to get him out and into his own space. When it gets full, it tends to sag a bit.
Hollie Doyle easily won the Weatherbys Super Sprint on Eddie’s Boy on Saturday
Doyle was clearly thrilled after winning her most valuable prize of the domestic season
“I got off the bridle pretty far – between the three and two furlongs I was a bit worried when he hit a flat spot – but he reacted well under pressure and one furlong out he went again.”
Britain’s top jockey, who went on to win on William Haggas-trained Morgan Fairy to take her tally to 106 for the year, is enjoying yet another outstanding campaign.
She is second to William Buick in the Flat Jockey title race and drove her first Classic winner when she was successful in the French Oaks at Nashwa.
Doyle has Group 1 goals to look forward to with Alan King-trained stayer Trueshan – the Goodwood Cup is next – and her impressive Royal Ascot winner Bradsell, who has the Phoenix Stakes in Ireland on his agenda Has.
Doyle is Britain’s most successful jockey, having won over 100 races in 2022
His trainer Archie Watson also has some major prizes in his sights with Eddie’s Boy finishing third in a now very hot Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot. Watson, who was instrumental in advancing Doyle’s career, said: “Eddie’s Boy had a very good race at Ascot. He stepped a stadia and a half away and it was only two very good horses that came and got him.
“He’s very fast so you have to consider a race like the Molecomb Stakes (at Glorious Goodwood on July 27th). There is also the Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster. He is at the Nunthorpe Stakes in York.”
Meanwhile, Colin Keane, the three-time Jockey Champion in Ireland, who won the Irish Derby at Westover, will retain his ride on the Ralph Beckett-trained stallion in Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
Keane inherited the ride on Westover from Rob Hornby after the colt finished an unlucky third behind Desert Crown in the Cazoo Derby at Epsom.