Having brought up a century of winners for the first time in his career at Kempton the previous evening, the 44-year-old kept the bandwagon rolling on Tuesday as the John Gosden-trained daughter of Frankel made it third time lucky when defeating stablemate Fanny Logan by a neck.
The milestone reached by the multiple Group race-winning rider comes little more than a year after he resumed riding, having served a disputed six-month drugs ban imposed on him by French racing officials.
It was great to get the century done for the first time - I had been trying to put it to the back of my mind Rab Havlin, jockey
Havlin said: “It was great to get the century done for the first time – I had been trying to put it to the back of my mind.
“I’ve not got any set targets to reach by the end of the year – it will be just be interesting to see how many winners I can ride. This makes up for last season.”
On the 4-1 winner, he added: “Over the winter she will get stronger. She has got a real big long stride on her and covers a lot of ground.
“I’d say the mile is fine for her, but she will probably get a little bit further – at least 10 furlongs.”
101Rab Havlin did not stay on the century mark for long
Soon-to-be married jockey Jack Mitchell helped to pay off some of his wedding expenses by riding a treble, taking him to a career-best tally of 52 winners for the year.
He reached the 50-winner mark for the first time since 2010 when the Hugo Palmer-trained Mystic Meg left her rivals toiling to land the RCA Flat Racecourse Groundstaff Award Winners Handicap.
Mitchell said of his half-century: “It has been a lot of hard work, but I’ve had a lot of support from the likes of Roger Varian, Simon Crisford, Hugo Palmer and Peter Chapple-Hyam.”
On the 6-1 winner Mystic Meg, he added: “She is a very tricky filly, and they have done a very good job with her at home keeping a lid on her. I rode her at Sandown, and she was quite keen – but there was a nice enough pace here today, which helped.”
There was more success for Mitchell and Palmer when Sudona (12-1) claimed the Jark (KL) Ltd Handicap – much to the elation of part-owners Doone Hulse and Susie Saunders.
Hulse said: “We were not expecting this at all, and we are still in shock.
“We fell in love with her as a foal. She was bred by Lady Cobham, but we brought her back at the sales. She is just a lovely horse – and after we lost our good jump horse Sir Valentino, it is nice to win with her.”
Mitchell completed his hat-trick aboard Ruth Carr’s 7-2 favourite Danish Duke in the Christmas Parties At Great Yarmouth Racecourse Handicap.
William Haggas’ Frankellina (5-4) looks to have a bright future following her winning debut.
The daughter of Frankel got up by a head in the opening division of the mile fillies’ novice stakes.
Maureen Haggas, wife of the winning trainer, said: “She is bred to stay, because her mother (Our Obsession) won the Galtres Stakes. She is probably going to be a mile-and-a-quarter or mile-and-a-half filly.
“He (Harry Bentley) gave her a fantastic ride and looked after her. She is a lovely filly, and she has won first time out – and not many of ours do that.”