Lee Westwood follows £28,000 winner with ANOTHER as his 13-2 horse scoops £3,000 first-place prize with victory at Ayr

LEE WESTWOOD was getting ready to 'open another bottle' after another of his horses won to back up Saturday's 66-1 stunner.

The former world No 1 golfer was reduced to tears as massive 66-1 outsider Yorkhill sprung a major shock at Newcastle on Saturday.

As one of the owners of that horse, Westy scooped a share of the bumper £28,000 first-place prize.


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And he bagged a further £3,000 today after 13-2 shot Darius Des Sources produced a late burst of speed to win at Ayr.

In reply to a video of his horse winning the 2m 4f race, Ryder Cup legend Westy tweeted: "I'm going to have to open another bottle!"

English star Westy, 47, admitted on Sunday morning he was a bit 'delicate' after celebrating Yorkhill's triumph on Saturday.

The two-time Cheltenham Festival winner stormed back to form after years on the wane, rewarding co-owners Westwood and David Armstrong for sending him to trainer Sandy Thomson after being given him by pal Graham Wylie.

Westwood spoke live on ITV via Facetime on Saturday – despite being just 15 minutes from the course.

The golfer was having to quarantine at home after a stint playing in the US.

And speaking to Nick Luck on Racing TV the morning after the night before, he said: "I'm feeling a little delicate this morning. But it was incredible to watch him regain his former glory.

"I was in tears. I don't often get emotional but certainly Yorkhill brought a tear to my eye.

"I lost my voice and it's only just coming back this morning.

"I lost count of how many times I watched the replay. I somehow managed to record it and I keep watching the rewind of it."

Westwood is a massive horse racing fan and won £48,000 at Cheltenham in 2019 when one monster bet came in.

And he was celebrating his latest winner after it looked like it had lost hope just two obstacles from home.

Jockey Sean Quinlan was disputing the lead on the seven-year-old, who was travelling well, before a mistake four fences out.

Darius Des Sources then made another mistake and lost ground with the later two jumps later.

But shaken up with the finish line in sight he turned the jets on and burst past 10-1 chance Slainte Mhor to win.


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