Ubettabelieveit was a 40-1 winner - even if jockey Rowan Scott could not

ROWAN SCOTT’S first ride in a Group race was a winning one for the Yorkshire jockey when 40-1 shot Ubettabelieveit took the Bombardier Flying Childers Stakes on day three of Doncaster’s St Leger meeting.

Rowan Scott riding Ubettabelieveit (near side) win The Bombardier Flying Childers Stakes during day three of the St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse.

Trained at Malton by in-form Nigel Tinkler, the Kodiac sprinter was making amends after finishing a disapppointing last in the Gimcrack Stakes at York. The drop down in trip, and Scott getting cover in the race, helped.

There were plenty in with chances a furlong out, with Sacred seemed sure to gain compensation for her narrow Lowther Stakes defeat at York, but Scott managed to keep Ubettabelieveit on a true line.

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The winning margin was so close that the disbelieving jockey, who recently rode out his claim, had to check the number on his saddle cloth when the photo-finish result was called.

Rowan Scott riding Ubettabelieveit fight out the finish of the Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.

Tinkler said: “He’s a very, very good horse. Last time, I probably shouldn’t have run him over six there. Everything went wrong, but luckily Oisin Murphy looked after him. How he was 40-1 – it was probably because I trained him! National Stakes winner, 40-1 for this, unbelievable.”

Meanwhile, the Doncaster Cup went to Spanish Mission – the win was a boost for jockey William Buick who partners the all-conquering York hero Ghaiyyath in today’s Irish Champion Stakes.

This is William Buick winning the feature Doncaster Cup on Spanish Mission.