Busker takes Knight straight into winner's enclosure

June 2, 2020

William Knight may have had to wait longer than he initially anticipated to send out runners from his new yard, but the wait proved worthwhile as his first runner, Sir Busker, scored at Newcastle.

Sir Busker was having his first run at Newcastle, but showed an immediate liking for the course, running down Dark Vision to win the mile handicap under Ben Curtis.

Curtis said: "William was very bullish about him beforehand, and he was right to be. It worked out perfectly, it's nice to get a first winner for the team and nice to get the first winner of my back too."

An across-the-card double didn't quite materialise as Noble Gift took a gallant third in the 1m2f handicap at Kempton, from the the James Fanshawe-trained Olympic Conqueror.