Jockey De Sousa triumphs in Lanark Silver Bell race

Lanark Silver Bell 2011 - Picture by Andrew Wilson'26/8/11
Lanark Silver Bell 2011 - Picture by Andrew Wilson'26/8/11
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JOCKEY Silvestre de Sousa was in a celebratory mood on Friday night having ridden the winner of this year’s Lanark Silver Bell – and three other races!

De Sousa was on 10/1 shot Shernando as she stormed home ahead of Hong Kong Island and Royal Trooper.

Lanark Silver Bell 2011 - Picture by Andrew Wilson'26/8/11

Lanark Silver Bell 2011 - Picture by Andrew Wilson'26/8/11

However, he also rode three more winners as he chased the jockeys’ championship on a night of drama at Hamilton, which saw bookies at the course take a hammering from favourite-backing punters.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.