Banbury trainer Paul Webber admitted to being a little embarrassed after Koolala provided him with his 500th career winner.

The Mollington handler, who took out a licence to train in 1995 following the death of his father, John, reached the milestone when the six-year-old won at Wincanton.

Reflecting on the landmark, Webber said: “It gives rise to a certain amount of embarrasment that it has taken quite so long.

“I have no doubt that I should have trained more winners and less seconds during that time.”