Racing: Punters pay Homage to Piggott touch

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The Independent Online
THE ONLY problem for Lester Piggott's supporters at Kempton Park yesterday was what to do with their winnings as the 57- year-old former champion rode a 535-1 treble, his first since returning to the saddle two and a half years ago.

Brockton Dancer (10-1), Pay Homage (12-1) and Dramanice (11-4) all received the ideal ride from Piggott, particularly Pay Homage in the Jubilee Handicap, who has long been considered a difficult mount. Piggott was cruising on Ian Balding's gelding as they turned into the straight, and Pay Homage quickened well when required to beat the fast-finishing Highland Magic by half a length.

Pay Homage will next contest the Whitsun Cup at Sandown, a race which he won last year.