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Tom is right on the Marquand as Hungerford jockey lands Newbury double

Hungerford’s Tom Marquand teamed up with trainer William Haggas to land a double in the last of Newbury Racecourse’s Summer Series fixtures on Tuesday.

Marquand saddled Art Historian to a first win in his sixth start before guiding 2/1 favourite Unlimited to victory in the final race of the afternoon.

Of Art Historian, Marquand told Racing TV: “I rode Art Historian over seven furlongs when he was still a colt and he got things a bit wrong. Gelding him seems to have done a perfect job on him.

"He was really straightforward, he actually surprised me how quickly he put the race to bed."

The midweek meeting was a chance to welcome young and first time racegoers to the track as well as an opportunity to showcase the best of West Berkshire, with a rich variety of dancers, artists and musicians keeping the crowds entertained.

Winning jockey Tom Marquand
Winning jockey Tom Marquand

Out on the track, the first of four two-year-old races to be sponsored by the QIPCO British Champions Series – and the only one to take place at Newbury – was won by the 8/13 favourite She’s Quality for Irish trainer Jack Davison.

Meanwhile, there was success for Lambourn’s Ed Walker thanks to Crack Shot, who was winning for the second time in four starts having dropped down slightly in class after finishing a creditable fifth at Goodwood at the beginning of the month.

The David Evans-trained King’s Code, who set off as a 33/1 outsider, caused an upset in the Bet In Play On Racing at BetVictor Handicap, while Richard Hannon’s pre-race favourite Captain Cuddles was 10th.

Marquand was speaking to Racing TV

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