Tom Marquand sidelined the loss to Addeybb in the Coral-Eclipse to land a superb 1007/1 quad at Sandown Park with wins in the first two and the last two races on the map.
Describing it as “a great day”, Marquand now has 46 winners for the season, just four behind the co-leaders in the title race Champion Jockey, William Buick and Oisin Murphy.
After sharing the booty in a tied in the opening race of the day – Coral ‘Beaten-By-A-Length’ free bet handicap stakes – on Hurricane Ivor (11/1), Marquand went on to celebrate a second 500-meter victory of the day over Came from the dark (5/1) in the Coral load.
He then teamed up with the awesome Farasi Way (7/1) to victory in the Play Coral ‘Racing-Super-Series’ For Free Handicap Stakes before closing the proceedings with a victory for Her Majesty the Queen on Wink (5/2) in the last race of the day, the Coral Backing Prostate Cancer UK Handicap.
The 23-year-old said: “It was a great day. It’s hard to come up with four winners, let alone in a top meeting, and although I was beaten in the big match at Addeybb, it wasn’t a disappointing loss if that makes sense. Champagne is also welcome, as my sister is getting married next month and I have become her main supplier!
Commenting on his success on Farasi Lane in the Play Coral “Racing Super-Series” For Free Handicap, Marquand said: “It’s great for Tom (Ward), who brought an 80-rated horse to Eclipse Day. and who won.
“It’s a booming site that is going well and these days are really important for the owners and the whole team. Tom and I are friends as well as business allies, and he built a beautiful yard in Lambourn.
Speaking after Wink Of An Eye’s impressive win, he said: “This horse surprised me a little bit along the way. Newmarket last time he looked like he had a little bit, but when I got serious with him he surprised me with the turn of the foot he showed and he picked them up so quickly that I arrived two stages earlier than I wanted.
“He obviously has this raw ability and he continues to improve and learn. It’s an interesting prospect to stay because he certainly hasn’t reached the peak of his powers. “