IT was double delight for Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon.

After a barren six-week spell, he clocked up his half-century of winners and also broke through the £500,000 prize-money barrier for the first time in his ten-year career.

Cadoudoff’s victory at Huntingdon on Friday ended the drought, and Argot’s success at Uttoxeter a day later was winner No 50.

But it was the gallant efforts by Ballydine and Coologue in finishing second at Doncaster on the same afternoon which saw him achieve the prize-money landmark – with three months of the season left.

“I’ve not been fussed at all,” he commented. “It’s not as if they’ve been pulled up or tailed off. They don’t like the ground.”

Ballydine made the unbeaten Barters Hill pull out all the stops before going down by three-quarters of a length in the Grade 2 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.

And Coologue produced a career-best effort in being beaten three-and-a-quarter lengths by Ziga Boy in the Sky Bet Chase.

Gwafa opened his account over timber for Paul Webber’s Mollington stables, near Banbury, when winning at Fakenham with Richie McLernon.