Racing: Maguire double breaks spell

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ADRIAN MAGUIRE rode a 62-1 double at Ludlow yesterday to go seven ahead of Richard Dunwoody in the jump jockeys' championship. Dunwoody drew a blank at the same track.

Fed On Oats gave Maguire his first success for more than two weeks. But it was in the last race, on Chief Raider, that the title race leader showed his strength in a finish to touch off Cosmic Force.

'It's great to have a winner again,' Maguire said. David Nicholson, the trainer of Fed On Oats, shared the sentiment and said: 'I'm delighted to get Adrian back in a winning vein and let's hope all the problems are behind us and he goes on to be champion jockey.'

Dunwoody will be unable to ride Flakey Dove in the Tote Gold Trophy at Newbury on Saturday. He is required by Martin Pipe to ride at Uttoxeter on the same day so Flakey Dove's trainer, Richard Price, confirmed yesterday that Norman Williamson will ride the ante-post favourite.

Rivalry between Dunwoody and Maguire has spilled over into their holidays. Both are being used to advertise competing package trips to Barbados, and will be on the island at the same time in June - staying in hotels 50 yards apart.