It was an aptly named horse in Third Time Lucky that apprentice Oakley Brown road his first winner. On just his third ride Oakley guided the six-year-old to victory at York. He held him up towards the rear of the field and gave him a very confident ride. They started to challenge approaching the final two furlongs and stayed on really strongly to take up the lead and win by two-and-a-quarter lengths. He then had another winner for the same owner – The Musley Bank Partnership at Newcastle the next day. Oakley guided Lucky Lucky Man to success.
Earlier on the card apprentice Meghan Nicholls guided International Man to victory as part of the Lady Riders Silk Series. He enjoyed the step up in trip and was given a patient ride by Meg. They chased the leader down over the final furlong and got up to win by a length for owner Phil Smith.
Sootability was an impressive winner at Thirsk on debut. The Camelot-filly was slowly away under Paul Hanagan and sat at the rear of the field. They went wide to get a run and challenged approaching the final furlong. She showed a good attitude when she took the lead and stayed on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for owners Norman & Helen Steel.