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Martin Harley

  • 2019 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2019 Total prize money £

The Irishman enjoyed a breakthrough triumph last year when guiding the Robert Cowell-trained Goldream to a short-head victory in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2015.

It was his first success in a QIPCO British Champions Series races and, for good measure, he won the Prix de l’Abbaye on the same horse later in the season. This time the margin of victory was a short neck.

Harley, who has had spells as No.1 jockey to Mick Channon and Marco Botti before turning freelance, is familiar with narrow margins.

In March 2014, in a modest race on the all-weather at Lingfield, he was catapulted head first into the ground, at almost 40mph, when Red Art, his ill-fated mount, clipped the heels of a rival in the closing stages.

In 2016 he enjoyed two Series wins on Sheikhzayedroad in the staying category.