Basford Green racing stables celebrate a ‘double’ at Fakenham

LOCAL trainer Jennie Candlish scored a rare quick-fire double at Fakenham Races this afternoon.

Beeves and D’Nailor from the Basford Green stables triumphed in the concluding two chases over 3m and 2m 5f respectively.

The bay geldings ran powerfully at the Norfolk track to produce a 19/1 winning double for punters.

It was the seven-year-old D’Nailor’s first success over the jumps, much to the delight of owner Mr A White.  The horse was ridden by Sean Quinlan and went off 3/1 joint favourite in the last race.

Quinlan also steered the 10 year old Beeves to victory in the preceding race. Beeves is owned by Paul and Clare Rooney and was returned 4/1 joint second favourite.

The lucrative double for shrewd  Candlish followers landed the yard more than  £10,700 in prize money, which made the long journey south well worthwhile.

Later in the evening the stable’s Star Ascending came in third over 1m 1f at the all-weather flat meeting at Wolverhampton.

Candlish has made an excellent start to March with four winners so far.

Ireland produced 19 winning horses to dominate this year’s four-day Cheltenham Festival.