Cox reaches landmark of 1,000 winners after victory with Sergeant Pip at a wet Bath

Peter Moore at Bath 2nd October 2023

Clive Cox brought up a unique milestone at a wet Bath on Monday afternoon by saddling his 1,000 winner when Sergeant Pip landed the 5 and a half furlong handicap.

Cox, a former jump jockey, has claimed 972 winners on the flat in Britain, 12 over jumps in Britain along with two in Ireland and 14 in France.

The afternoon started with  an apprentice handicap, which was won by Anna Gibson on the Gary Moore trained Asense. The horse set the early pace and never was headed, going on to win by two and a half lengths.

Gibson, is based at Moore’s yard and has now picked up five winners this season and eight in total.

The apprentice looks to have a bright future ahead of her, much different to when she was a kid who had a passion for gymnastics, not racing.

The second race on the card was won by Rossa Ryan aboard the Dominic French Davis trained two year old Dallas Star who won by half a length from the 5-4 favourite Hot Fuss.

An impressive ride from Marco Ghiani was sufficient for Dream Pirate to make it back to back victories under the same jockey after taking the third race on the card.

Apprentice Georgia Dobie on board the Jimmy Fox trained filly Albus Anne was a well backed favourite in the fourth race of the afternoon. The horses price shortened to 5-2 and after making steady headway two furlongs out, ran on well under Dobie to win by a length and a half.

Jockey Kieran O’Neill brought up a double after riding the 20-1 shot Kiss and Run to victory before making all on Connies Rose and keeping on gamely to fend of the threat of David Evans on level up to win by a neck.