Ruth Carr on a high after Saturday double

Winners at Goodwood and Thirsk for the Yorkshire handler

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Trainer Ruth Carr is still on cloud nine after enjoying an across-the-card double at Goodwood and Thirsk on Saturday.

Having gone down by a head on the Sussex Downs last Tuesday, Poyle Vinnie turned out just four days later for the Stewards’ Sprint – a consolation race for the Stewards’ Cup – and this time came out on top by a neck from Venturous.

Little over two hours later, Stillington-based Carr enjoyed big-race success closer to home as Kylie Rules claimed the Thirsk Summer Cup.

“It was a good day. It’s not often everything falls into place, so for it to happen in two valuable races on the same day was great,” said Carr.

“Poyle Vinnie had run very well earlier in the week and it was great to see him get his head in front. There were so many horses in that race you could give a chance to, but it worked out for him on the day.

“Had I thought the handicapper had caught up with Kylie Rules? Possibly. But having said that, things hadn’t really gone right for her on her previous couple of runs.

“I’m not sure if it was the softer ground that helped her or just that they went a good gallop and she settled better. Hopefully she’s improving.”

Carr is hoping both horses can go enjoy further success before the season is out.

She added: “Poyle Vinnie will have a mini break as he had two long trips down to Goodwood and back and two hard races in the space of a short week.

“There are plenty of options as he showed on Saturday he gets an easy six furlongs and he also goes on the all-weather and likes Chelmsford, so we might find something there for him.

“We might try to find some black type for Kylie Rules at some stage. She’s probably another win away from that, but you’ve got to hope.”

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