Racing: Bailiffs may get a return: The holiday offers punters a surfeit of opportunity on the year's busiest day

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RON BOSS kept his word by providing owner Bernard Gover with an outside chance of winning his company's sponsorship money back in the 1,000 Guineas on 28 April.

He produced bargain buy Lady Fairfax to land the Masaka Stakes at Kempton on Saturday and earn a run in the Newmarket Classic which is sponsored by Gover's debt-collecting company, Madagans.

Lady Fairfax, who cost Boss 5,000 guineas as a yearling, showed courage under a typically forceful ride by Pat Eddery to snatch a head victory from Threatening with the remainder well strung out behind.

Lady Fairfax was later given a top-priced 50-1 quote for Newmarket. Thabit, the first leg of a Willie Carson treble at Kempton, was quoted at 33-1 for the Derby after turning the Fifield Maiden Stakes into a procession, making all the running before easing down to win by eight lengths.

This afternoon's scheduled race meeting at Uttoxeter was called off last night after further rain waterlogged the course.

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