‘It was in attain’ – William Buick breaks 200 mark for the primary time | Horse Racing Information

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William Buick: celebrated his 2 hundredth winner of the yr in Britain

Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photographs)

Thursday: Southwell

Champion jockey William Buick reached 200 winners in a calendar yr in Britain for the primary time when partnering Zealot to victory within the opening mile handicap.

The four-year-old, who’s educated by Mick Appleby and was despatched off the 1-2 favorite, completed a neck away from Daafy as Buick reached the landmark determine for the primary time in his profession.

Talking to Sky Sports activities Racing, Buick mentioned: “I mentioned to Tony [Hind], my agent, six weeks in the past after we had 31 winners to go whether or not we should always strive for it.

“It was in attain, however like the whole lot issues didn’t go to plan early on however right here we’re right now. It’s nice and I’ve had lots of help, so because of everybody.

“Charlie Appleby and Godolphin have had a tremendous yr too, so lengthy might it proceed.”

Buick’s journey was close to perfection after Zealot broke from the stalls slowly. He urged his mount within the straight to squeeze up the hole on the far rail and he had a prepared associate as he acquired up by a neck.

It introduced up a hat-trick for Zealot who was profitable over course and distance for the second time in seven days and recording a third win in 4 begins since becoming a member of the Appleby yard from Eve Johnson Houghton.

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