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'I believe she's the whole package': Gay Kellaway thinks Hollie Doyle is the first female rider with a real chance of becoming champion jockey after Royal Ascot win with Scarlet Dragon in June Hollie Doyle became the second female jockey to ride a winner at Royal Ascot The Briton won the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes with Scarlet Dragon in June Gay Kellaway believes she has a chance of becoming champion jockey one day

By Marcus Townend for MailOnline

Published: 17:52 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 17:54 BST, 3 September 2020

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Gay Kellaway says Hollie Doyle is 'the whole package' and a rider capable of breaking glass ceilings for female Flat jockeys in Britain.

Back in June, Doyle became the only the second female jockey to ride a winner at Royal Ascot when Scarlet Dragon won the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes, 33 years after trailblazing jockey-turned-trained Kelleway landed the Queen Alexandra Stakes on Sprowston Boy.

Kelleway reckons British racing might have found the first female jockey with a genuine chance of being champion jockey.

Hollie Doyle (above)  can break glass ceilings for female jockeys, says Gay Kellaway

Hollie Doyle (above)  can break glass ceilings for female jockeys, says Gay Kellaway

Kelleway, whose Global Esteem was part of a Doyle-ridden treble at Yarmouth on Sunday, said: 'I don't look at Hollie as a female jockey. She has natural ability, she gets horses to settle, puts them in great positions in a race, gives her all and is very brave.

'Not all jockeys are, some a bit windy and won't be getting rides from me. Hollie can get on a difficult horse and she won't flinch. That's why I believe Hollie is the whole package. She is not driven by money but her passion for horses.

'But what I admire the most is her work ethic. Trainer Richard Hannon told me when she was an apprentice with him she would always get back to his stable if she could after race riding to muck out and look after her

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