Racing: Double for Piggott

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The Independent Online
LESTER PIGGOTT returned to the winner's enclosure yesterday, riding a double in Dubai on the second day of his comeback from injury.

His first success since breaking a collar-bone and two ribs at the Breeders' Cup meeting last October was on Pti Lain, an Anglo-Arab horse, who came home 10 lengths clear at the Jebel Ali racecourse. Piggott followed up with a clever tactical ride on Aghaadir, formerly trained in Britain by John Gosden, who won by a length.

'I have missed riding and it felt good to be winning again,' the jockey said. 'By the law of averages a fall like that had to happen at some time. Sometimes you just have to take a risk if you want to win.'

Piggott has four more rides at the course today.

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