St Boswells-based owners, Paul and Clare Rooney, celebrated their third victory on the trot, when If the Cap Fits won the first division of the novice hurdle race at Exeter, on October 12.

Their winning hat-trick began at Brighton on October 10 when Move to the Front posted a 2-1 victory in the seven furlong auction stakes.

The Rooney colours were quickly back in the winner’s enclosure when Kick On Kick On headed the five-furlong nursery at Nottingham the following afternoon.

On the Flat, Hawick-born trainer, Keith Dalgleish, saddled a winner at Ayr, on October 10, when Quiet Moment was the 8-1 winner of the one-mile handicap.

He also had a winner at the same track two days later, when the same horse was the 8-1 winner of the one-mile handicap, getting up by a neck on this longer trip.

Dalgleish’s successes at the track throughout the season earned him Ayr’s top trainer award.

The Carluke handler continued in fine form at Hexham on October 14, where he celebrated a double. He saddled the aptly-named Niceandeasy to a seven-length success in the maiden hurdle race, under a fine ride from Hawick jockey, Craig Nichol.

He also trained bumper victor Senor Lombardy, ridden by Jedburgh jockey, Callum Bewley.

Selkirk jockey, Rachael McDonald, produced a strong finish on John Williams to land the two-mile handicap chase. The 9-1 winner is trained at Greenlaw by Sandy Thomson.

Irvine jockey, Danny Tudope, completed an across-the-card double on October 9. He rode Short Work to head the six-furlong handicap, before riding Portledge to a 4-1 win in the concluding seven-furlong handicap on the all-weather at Newcastle.

Tudhope also had a winner at Ayr, on October 12, taking Buonarroti on to head the 1m 7 f handicap.

Galston trainer, Mike Smith, has his Ayrshire stable in good form and he added another success to his tally when Chinese Spirit was the 6-1 winner of the 1m 1f handicap.

Danny Tudhope is in fine form and was back in the winner’s enclosure at York on October 14, riding Awesometank to head the nursery at York.

He also has a winner at Musselburgh’s final fixture of the Flat season, on October 16, riding Roaring Forties to win the first division of the seven-furlong handicap.

The second division went to Keith Dalgleish, who saddled Inglorious to a 14-1 success.

The winner clinched a short head victory in a close-fought finish, securing Dalgleish another top-track trainer award for the season.

Hawick jockey, Rowan Scott, rode the Iain Jardine-trained Marnie James to win the five-furlong novice stakes at Musselburgh.