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Racing: Pipe is mob-handed

Martin Pipe risks a run-in with the Monopolies Commission with his latest attempt to achieve his long-held ambition of saddling every winner at a meeting, writes Chris Corrigan.

The trainer, who sponsors all six races at the fixture, is responsible for 32 of the 145 entries for Friday's card at Taunton,

Even if Pipe's plan fails, he can expect to at least get his money back for 10 of his horses are in the opening "Martin Pipe Winners Galore Novices' Hurdle".

If that race title appears narcissistic, the seven-times champion jumps trainer perhaps took a second look in the mirror before naming the final event the "Martin Pipe Am I That Difficult? Handicap Hurdle".