British trainer wins almost £1million in one hour with North American treble

British trainer Charlie Appleby had a night to remember as he made off with almost £1million in prize money in one hour from another inspired North American raid.

The Godolphin handler has made a habit of landing some of America and Canada's biggest pots in recent months, memorably picking up £396,296 for his Sararoga Derby success with Nations Pride just last month. And he went back across the pond with three more live chances on Saturday night at Woodbine and Belmont Park.

Mysterious Night, Nations Pride and Modern Games all went off at odds-on for the 47-year-old, who is based at Newmarket in Suffolk – and all three duly obliged.

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Two-year-old star Mysterious Night was first up for Appleby and Godolphin in the Grade 1 Pattison Summer Stakes at Woodbine. Sent off at 11/20, the Dark Angel colt left his opponents for dead under William Buick, quickening away to win by a cosy five lengths.

First leg of the treble done, £175,438 in the bank.

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Just over an hour later, Modern Games made it two from two with a similarly exhilarating victory in the Woodbine Mile Stakes, also in Canada. With Buick again in the saddle, the Poule d'Essai de Poulains winner justified odds of 3/4 to win by a shade over five lengths and claim the £350,877 top prize.

Second leg of the treble done, £526,315 in the bank.

Then it was over to Belmont at the Big A and old favourite Nations Pride, bidding to win the Grade 3 Jockey Club Derby. And just like those before him, he had no trouble whatsoever.

Made favourite for the six-runner race at odds of 11/20, the three-year-old completed a memorable night for Godolphin and Appleby, striding clear under Frankie Dettori to win by over six lengths.

Third leg of the treble done, a cool £922,611 in the bank.

Not a bad night at all for the British trainer, who scooped close to £1million for Godolphin on a day when the boys in blue enjoyed 14 winners across the world in territories including Japan, Britain and Australia.


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