2020/21 champion jockey Harry Skelton picked up a double at Aintree’s Evening Racing card on Friday night on what proved to be a favourable card for punters on Merseyside.
Riding for brother Dan, last season’s most-winning rider claimed successes aboard Proschema and Simply Loveleh.
Declaration Of War gelding Proschema followed up his Cheltenham success with a neck-victory over Sebastopol, while 8-year-old mare Simply Loveleh saw off the former Willie Mullins representative Panic Attack, now trained by David Pipe.
Earlier in the card, 2014 winning Grand National trainer Dr. Richard Newland claimed a win via the impressive chase debutant Captain Tom Cat.
A hat-trick hero last campaign, the Dylan Thomas son blitzed the field with a remarkable front-running display to take the racingtv.com Handicap Chase.
Fergal O’Brien celebrated a win for Ravenswell Farm as Onagatheringstorm returned his 4/6 favouritism in the opener, while Burbank secured a second victory under the stewardship of James Moffat for Brian Hughes.
My Bobby Dazzler saw off hot-favourite Kimmins for Melanie Rowley, with the same trainer claiming the finale as Latitude edged out the Olly Murphy runner Foxinthebox by a nose.