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Not too far for Hours - well maybe! Epsom.

Byline: Reporter: Graham Dench

JOHN AKEHURST'S campaign is starting to pick up at last, and a six-length win from Stolen Hours in the mile-and-a-half handicap made it seven wins for the season.

Akehurst, who moved into new premises near Tattenham Corner earlier this year, likes nothing more than a winner on his local course, but he had mixed feelings about the winning margin and, within minutes, had taken a call from his father Reg, the handicap king.

After the five-year-old had come up the straight in splendid isolation to give Tom Queally a remarkable seventh winner from only 21 rides on the course, he said: ``Dad's been on the phone already and said he's won too far! I think you'd have to say he was flattered in a tactical race.''

Akehurst added: ``He's a lovely, tough old horse and he seems to love it around here. This is obviously his trip.''

Kerrin McEvoy partnered his first Epsom winner at the 11th attempt when the Mick Channon-trained favourite Yankee George beat Sofelia by a length and three-quarters in the two-year-old median auction race.
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jul 1, 2005
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