Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Don't Touch has the Golden Touch

Richard Fahey delivered the coup de grace on the bookmakers on Saturday afternoon, as heavily backed 6-1 favourite Don’t Touch landed the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup.


Fahey’s winner added the Ayr feature to his William Hill Great St Wilfrid triumph and while connections celebrated, the sponsor’s had to delve deep, dishing out a £2million payout to punters.


Don’t Touch was the first favourite to oblige in the race since Coastal Bluff in 1996 and retains an unbeaten record in five starts to date.


“It was a dreadful result, Don’t Touch has cost us a fortune but he has a touch of class and was a worthy winner,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.