Jockey Barry McHugh enjoys first treble

Barry McHugh celebrated a first treble of his career at Wolverhampton on Saturday night courtesy of victories aboard Moon Of Love, Stone Soldier and Blyton Lass.

McHugh’s first winner was on board 5f novice stakes scorer Moon Of Love, trained by Richard Fahey and owners The Cool Silk Partnership, before teaming up with James Given for his second and third winners.

Trainer Richard Fahey    Photo: Jeannie Knight

Stone Soldier won impressively at 14-1 on his nursery debut for Given and the same owner-jockey combination before 7-1 shot Blyton Lass, owned by Andy Clarke, landed the 1m 4f classified stakes.

Jockey Barry McHugh Photo courtesy of John Simpson

McHugh, who has been riding in Britain for 18 years, said: “This year has been going well so it’s great to get a first treble.  Winners like this make the early starts and long drives worthwhile.”

James Given, who is based in Lincolnshire,  trained two of McHugh’s  three winners winners in Stone Soldier and Blyton Lass.

Trainer James Given
Photo: Jeannie Knight

“She’s a very honest mare and responds well. Trainers James Given and Richard Fahey have been great supporters of mine and this makes the victories even better.”

Earlier on the card, the Mark Johnston-trained Love Dreams won the 7 furlong claimer under Franny Norton on his 17th start of the year and was claimed by Jamie Osborne for £10,000.

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