Maguire misses out

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Adrian Maguire missed an opportunity to draw level with Richard Dunwoody in the jump jockeys' title race yesterday when he gave up his intended mounts at Hereford.

Maguire was still nursing a foot bruised when Viking Flagship fell at Newbury on Saturday. But his day off proved expensive because one horse he had been due to ride, Rainham, won the sixth race. Maguire is still one adrift of Dunwoody.

Dave Roberts, Maguire's agent, said the jockey would be returning at Folkestone tomorrow. On Monday, Dunwoody is due to return from a month- long suspension.

Despite Viking Flagship's spill, Ladbrokes yesterday reported solid support for him in the Champion Chase and his odds are now 11-8 from 7-4.