Our Royal Ascot winner was followed up by a fantastic evening for apprentice jockey Hayley Irvine. Hayley partnered Royal Connoisseur to victory at Ripon to give her her first winner. Hayley has ridden in 12 races and has been placed twice and it was fantastic to see her hard work pay off. She made all on the five-year-old and they held on well towards the finish when pressed by Whispering Soul. They stayed on to win by half a length. Owners Steve and Glen Clayton were there to welcome them back into the winners enclosure and their support will have given Hayley an evening she will never forget.