HEATHER Main, who trains a small string at Kingston Lisle, beat her previous best tally of Flat winners in a British calendar year when Tifl triumphed at Newcastle.

The four-year-old gelding made the 556-mile round trip worthwhile by giving Main her 12th success of 2017 when pipping Street Poet by a neck in a mile handicap under PJ McDonald.

The 11-1 shot’s victory came three days after the trainer had matched her 2011 total when Al Kout sprang a 22-1 surprise by making a winning debut in an extended mile and a furlong maiden stakes at Wolverhampton.

It was Main’s second 22-1 winner in a week at Dunstall Park, following Island Brave’s shock success in the hands of McDonald.

The Irishman was also in the saddle as East Ilsley trainer Hughie Morrison signed off the Flat turf season with a Listed race success when Star Rock landed the Betfred TV Stallions Breeding Winners Gillies Fillies’ Stakes at Doncaster.

The three-year-old held off Vintage Folly by three-quarters of a length in the mile-and-a-quarter contest.

Morrison, was also on the mark when Affair returned to winning ways in a mile-and-six-furlong handicap at Redcar under Theodore Ladd.

Whatcombe trainer Paul Cole landed a 45-1 across-the-card double with Towelrads Boy (15-2) at Wolverhampton and Spirit Of Belle (9-2 joint favourite) at Kempton.

McDonald was in the saddle when Towelrads Boy opened his account in a five-furlong novice stakes, while Raul Da Silva piloted Spirit Of Belle to victory.

Over the jumps, Octagon justified 4-6 favouritism for Sparsholt trainer Harry Whittington in a selling hurdle at Southwell.