Racing: Bookmakers cheered as Prescott colt flops

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PALHA was heavily backed to land the second race at Ayr yesterday with wagers of pounds 24,000-pounds 8,000 and pounds 22,000-pounds 8,000 among the bets recorded. But the colt, trained at Newmarket by Sir Mark Prescott, never gave his supporters any hope.

The spoils went to Clever Girl, under a good ride from Lindsay Charnock who is in top form and completed a double when bringing Whizz Kid with a well-timed run to take the Tote Scoop6 Stakes.

Clever Girl is trained by Tim Easterby for Oxfordshire businessman Peter Bourke, who explained: "We bought her for 5,000 guineas and in Peter's [Tim's father] words, he said `I think you have stolen her'."

Whizz Kid is trained by Milton Bradley who also saddled ninth-placed Eastern Trumpeter. He is having a good run of success at present and said: "It is seven hours on the road from Chepstow to here so when we come so far we want to come with two chances rather than one"

Apprentice jockey Neil Pollard stole the show at Folkestone yesterday by completing a 293-1 treble on his only three rides at the track.

He started the ball rolling with the newcomer Magical Millie (5-2). Next, 20-1 chance Clonoe stuck like glue to the stands rail while his opponents made for the far side of the track. Super Dollar completed the trio when landing the final event at 3-1.

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