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Ayr Gold Cup Races 2013 Results: Roundup of Friday's Racing

AYR, SCOTLAND - APRIL 20:  Tom Scudamore riding Conquisto  wins in the Scotty Brand Handicap Steeplechase at Ayr racecourse on April 20, 2013 in Ayr, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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Christopher AtkinsContributor ISeptember 21, 2013

Jockey Tom Eaves was the star of Friday's racing at the Ayr Gold Cup meet, claiming a memorable treble of wins over the course of the afternoon.

The three wins included a third success in the Harry Rosebury Stakes for Norton-based rider Eaves, who had previously won the race in 2005 and 2007 with Curtail and Captain Gerrard respectively.

Eaves' memorable day began with a 33-1 victory upon Black Treacle in the Al Maktoum College Nursery.

The two-year-old performed well on the soft ground to claim victory by a nose over the six-furlong distance in what was only Eaves' second race on the horse, following a second-place finish at Musselburgh earlier in the week.

Later, in the Harry Rosebery Stakes, Hurryupharriet claimed a 5-1 victory for trainer Willy McCreary after a strong start out of the stalls, with Eaves once more victorious.

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29:  Jockey Tom Eaves prior to the 3.50 Eric Potter Clarkson Handicap at Nottingham Races on September 29, 2004 in Nottingham, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Despite strong finishes from Mecca's Angel and Umneyati, the on-form jockey was able to coax his ride to what was ultimately a comfortable three-quarters of a length victory in what will be the filly's last race of 2013, per Daily Star.

The Yorkshireman secured his third win of the day in the William Hill Ayr Bronze Cup, where Circuitous claimed victory over six furlongs despite racing for the second time in two days.

The Keith Dalgleish-trained horse finished strong on the near rail to deny Green Howard on a photo finish and secure an unlikely 14-1 victory.

Per Racing Post, Dalgleish said post-race:

That is unbelievable. I ran him yesterday because I thought he had no chance of getting in this race. Then he came out of that race fantastically so he took his chance.

He forces the pace and that is hard in one of these races but he battled back well and the horse deserves a lot of credit.

The meeting at Ayr continues on Saturday, with the much-anticipated Class 2 Ayr Gold Cup race taking place at 3.50 p.m. (BST) on what is good to soft ground.

Scottish horse Jack Dexter (9-1) had been the pre-race favourite for much of the build-up, but William Hill report Baccarat as favourite on Saturday morning at a price of 8-1.

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