Dan rides winner in United Emirates

2:01pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

APPRENTICE flat racing jockey Dan Muscutt has rode his biggest win to date at the Dubai World Cup Carnival held in the United Emirates on Saturday.

The former Greenhill Tenby pupil rode his first UAE winner, making all on 10/1 Touch Gold in the 1600m handicap, for Champion Trainer, Ernst Oertel.

It was a deserved first local victory for the horse, after a string of placed efforts and the young jockey was, understandably, delighted.

He said: “That is only my sixth ride so it is great to get off the mark early on and I am indebted to Mr Oertel and everybody involved for this great opportunity. The horse deserved that as he has been narrowly denied a few times recently.”

Muscutt is an apprentice with top trainer Andrew Balding where he’s gained a lot of experience and winning in the United Emirates chalked up his 24th career victory.

He is learning and applying his trade fast at the Balding’s famous Park House Stables, Kingsclere, Newbury and is a young jockey with an extremely bright future.

Muscutt has already rode winners at Bath (3), Chepstow (2), Ffos Las (3), Kempton Park, Lingfield Park (3), Newbury (2), Newmarket, Salisbury, Sandown, Southwell, Wolverhampton (4) and now Meydan.

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