Tyler Saunders enjoyed a Red Letter Day at Lingfield on Wednesday as he gained his first victory on Clovelly Bay in the closing mile and a half Class 5 apprentice handicap.
It was an overdue success for Saunders, aged 20, who works hard in the yard and has now had thirty rides.
Clovelly Bay runs in the colours of Marcus Tregoning and has been knocking on the door since his last win at Chelmsford just over a year ago.
Horse and rider were soon into a nice rhythm at Lingfield and came with a well timed challenge which took them to the front inside the final furlong.
Clovelly Bay then kept on strongly to win beat the favourite General Hazard by one and a quarter lengths to the evident delight of his eager jockey.
Tregoning said “I am pleased with horse and his rider. Tyler has done well since joining us and hopefully he can progress after this breakthrough success.
“Now that Clovelly Bay has won over the longer trip of a mile and a half it gives us more options for him”.