Magnificent Seven hits the bookies for six!
The Flat Season’s leading rider, Richard Hughes, notched up a seven-timer at Windsor races on Monday afternoon (15th October) when hitting the bookies hard with accumulated odds of 10,168/1! However, he failed to go through the card, unlike Frankie Dettori at Ascot in September 1996, losing on his sixth ride at the eight race meeting.
Hughes scored on his first five rides, before finishing only third in the sixth race, but he was soon back in winning mode with a hard-fought victory in the seventh race. He then completed his first ever seven-timer on his last ride of the day - many thanks to former champion Ryan Moore. Moore gave up his ride on Mama Quilla in the final race of the card citing jet lag, allowing Hughes to fill his spot and boot home the three-year-old to glory.
The Irishman, who rode three of the winners for his father-in-law, Richard Hannon, took his total for the season to 161 wins, 49 victories clear of his nearest pursuer, William Buick.
His seven winners returned Starting Prices of 13/8, 5/2, 7/1, 4/1, 5/2, 7/4 and 15/8.
Seven timers are extremely rare in horseracing with Frankie Dettori scoring the last one in the sport at Ascot on 28th September 1996.
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