MONMOUTHSHIRE trainers bagged a fabulous four-timer at Wolverhampton on Monday evening, David Evans and Ron Harris both notching doubles.

Local jockey David Probert rode the Harris horses, having made the dash up the M5 from Bath where they had combined with a winner earlier that afternoon.

The first race on the Midlands track resulted in a wide margin victory for the David Evans-trained Lets Go Lucky in the seven furlong nursery. She’d won a similar event at Lingfield a month ago and sloshed through the Tapeta in driving rain to score by almost four lengths at odds of 6/1. Half an hour later came another contest over the same distance, and another Evans winner. This was a seller, which Isobar Wind won as easily as a 5/4 shot ought to. He had won a selling race earlier in the season and was the form pick. Despite leading unchallenged through the last furlong, there was no bid for him. Both horses could win again soon.

Hotfoot from winning the 4.10 at Bath, Harris and Probert made it to Wolverhampton in time to run Viola Park in the 6.50. The five-year-old has a great work ethic, this being his 58th race. It was his eighth win, and 16/1 was a good price bearing in mind his close third over course and distance two runs ago. You had to overlook a poor effort last time out, hoping it was too bad to be true. This evening he gamely held off a host of challengers throughout the final furlong, with heads and necks separating the first five.

The finish of the next race was less exciting, for The Daley Express was running on well at the end and was clearly going to hit the front in time. Though he took the lead with only 75 yards to go, he was comfortably on top passing the post, a length ahead of the rest.

At Bath earlier, Harris’ Powerful Dream emerged from the doldrums to win a five furlong handicap with Probert up. It was the mare’s fourth course and distance victory and her ninth win in all. She had rarely run on good to soft going before, but showed it held no terrors for her. Returned at 16/1, few people fancied her, which was hardly surprising considering that on her last nine outings she was below her previous winning mark and being beaten.

Half an hour later there was a 1-2 for local yards. Robert Stephens’ Espresso Freddo was another out-of-form horse who’s had to descend well below the rating he last won off before he could go in again. He was rated 82 after a first and second at Chelmsford in January 2018, but is down to 58 on turf after a losing streak of 21. He overcame a sluggish start to win by four lengths, a wide margin for a one mile race. Four lengths back in second place was Grace Harris’ Mabo. He could run under a penalty at Wolverhampton on Thursday evening, but that’s over nine and a half furlongs and he is yet to win over more than a mile.

Grace’s father Ron will be hoping for a bold show from his two-year-old Don’t Stop Dancing in a £150,000 sales race at Newmarket on Saturday. It could be a 30-runner cavalry charge, but on his best form he’d have a chance. The famous dip nearing the finish there catches out some inexperienced horses, but he coped with the undulations of Chepstow’s six furlong course when winning and finishing second there.

Harris’ treble left him on 23 winners for the season and Probert’s brought his score to 93.