Racing: Dunwoody takes lead

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The Independent Online
THE champion jump jockey Richard Dunwoody overtook his rival for this season's title, Adrian Maguire, for the first time at the weekend. Dunwoody took the lead when success on Merlins Wish at Bangor put him on 180 winners for the season, one ahead of Maguire, who drew a blank at the day's only National Hunt meeting.

Dunwoody, who at one stage was more than 40 winners behind Maguire, had drawn level with the long-time leader on Errant Knight at Newton Abbot on Friday.

The title holder is now as short as 1-4 with William Hill to stay in front of the 11-4 Maguire on the run-in. There are 16 days' jump racing open to professionals until the season ends at Market Rasen on the evening of Saturday, 4 June. Both jockeys travel to Fontwell today.