JOCKEY Brian Hughes was the star of the show at Ayr Racecourse last Wednesday riding a 556-1 four-timer at the track from only five mounts.

He rode Acdc, the 7-2 favourite, to win the opening race, the Perfect Christmas Gifts At Ayr Racecourse Handicap Chase over three miles and half a furlong.

Brian then steered Attention Seeker (9-2) to victory in the two mile four furlong Ayr Racecourse Gift Vouchers Available Now Mares’ Handicap Hurdle and made all on Lough Derg Jewel (13-2) to land the two and a half mile handicap chase.

The leading rider at Ayr then saved the best till last getting up on the line to win the feature race, the three mile Book Now For the Ayrshire Wedding Show Handicap Chase by a short head on Catamaran Du Seuil, trained by Dr Richard Newland in Worcestershire.

Brian said : “November is normally a good month for me and that’s 16 winners so far. I have to thank my agent for booking me on good horses and my five rides today have all been for different trainers.”

Two jockeys who didn’t have a day to remember were Patrick Corbett - suspended for 11 days for improper use of the whip on Our Valentina in the two mile four furlong handicap hurdle and Jonathan England, rider of Ninepointsixthree who was withdrawn at the start the two and a half mile handicap chase. England picked up a seve- day ban for improper conduct towards an official at the start.

The next meeting at Ayr is on Monday, November 27.