It’s been a good week for apprentice Connor Murtagh, not only did he pass his driving test but he rode his first double at Chester. The first winner came on The Wagon Wheel. She was held up in mid-division and started to make headway three furlongs from home. She did hang right approaching the final furlong and ended up on the stand side rail but showed her class and went clear. She won by a comfortable three lengths.

Connor then gave Boundsy a perfectly timed ride to get him up on the line. He started to challenge over the final furlong after chasing the leaders and battled to get up and win by a neck. He’s been placed on his last two starts so it was great to see him get his head in front for owner Kevin Mercer.