Don’t Touch and Fahey dominate Saturday…
A remarkable day for Richard Fahey’s string as winners aplenty across the cards for the trainer included a famous Silver and Gold Cup double at Ayr this afternoon.
Don’t Touch took the feature handicap scoring under Tony Hamilton and remaining unbeaten now in five starts. Sent off the 6/1f for the minefield handicap and hit the front a little earlier than Hamilton would have liked but repelled the challengers to hold on and Richard Fahey’s charge powered home.
Fahey “We were very cocky at the time he won his maiden at Newcastle. We always thought this could be a race for him. I’m delighted, properly delighted. You need a special horse to win this race and we’ve got one here. I had a tear in my eye it’s not very often you get me to cry. Sometime dreams come true and this is a dream for me.”
Hamilton was delighted. “He jumped and travelled and did it very professionally. I got there a little bit too soon but he’s a good horse. I’ve always wanted to win this race.”
Fahey’s horses were flying all over the tracks and to add to Don’t Touch the same colours were carried to victory in the opener on the Ayr card with Another Touch and then Right Touch in the penultimate race with Innocent Touch still to contest the last at the time of writing!
Tatlisu scored in the Silver Cup with the trainers George Bowen back in second and the Fahey yard can do little wrong.
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