Bank notable for Maguire

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Adrian Maguire, who has been sidelined by injuries suffered in a pile-up at Ascot on 17 November, recorded his first success for a month when Boss's Bank won the bumper at Towcester yesterday.

The 24-year-old Irishman had to pass the racecourse doctor before riding Buttercup Joe into second place in the opener. Then, after announcing himself "100% fit and just glad to be back in the saddle," he endured a wait of more than three hours before his second attempt.

Fortunately, Maguire had an armchair ride on the 6-1 chance Boss's Bank to easily account for the horse's stable-companion Forest Ivory, the even- money favourite. Alan King, assistant to the winner's trainer, David Nicholson, said: "That's not bad for a horse who had a broken leg last season. We'll have to look hard at the valuable Chepstow bumper on Welsh National day."

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