Ascot November Racing Weekend: Adrian Heskin lands a double while Your Darling delivers in style for Ben Pauling | Racing News


Jockey Adrian Heskin landed a quickfire double on a dramatic first day of Ascot’s November Racing Weekend.

Thunder Rock produced a fine round of jumping to make it two out of two over fences for trainer Olly Murphy in the Racing Welfare Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase.

Harry Cobden had tried to make all in the four-runner contest on joint-favourite Solo, with Heskin always on his tail.

Jonjo O’Neill’s Garry Clermont jumped off slowly and had just about recovered his position in third before falling at the second last.

It was here that Thunder Rock asserted his dominance, drawing alongside and easily passing Solo on the run to the final fence, eventually going away nicely to win by eight-and-a-half lengths.

Heskin told Sky Sports Racing: “Ideally, he likes to be played late but I thought Harry [Cobden, on Solo] was after a freebie so we had to suffer…

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