Racing: Quinn is thwarted yet again

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Richard Quinn's attempts to record his first ever century of winners in a season was again thwarted at Haydock yesterday.

The Scot, who needs one success to record his maiden ton, continued his longest barren sequence of the campaign with five losing rides, including the odds- on chance Repledge. He has now gone unrewarded for 42 races.

James Fanshawe, on the other hand, has recently struck his richest vein for some time, and the Newmarket trainer took his total to 27, five better than last term, when Vayavaig took a maiden at the Lancashire course.

Fanshawe is already looking forward to the National Hunt season, and in particular the reappearance of his Champion Hurdle winner, Royal Gait. 'I am thinking of going for the Gerry Feilden Hurdle at Newbury's Hennessy meeting,' the trainer said. 'He's very well, doing two canters a day, but he's a horse I have to be careful with because of his legs.'

Wolfhound, John Gosden's Diadem Stakes winner, was one of nine horses left in Sunday's Prix de la Foret at Longchamp yesterday. The colt, who will be ridden by Pat Eddery, is expected to be joined in the Group One race by two other British challengers, Henry Cecil's Pursuit Of Love and Casteddu, who is trained by Pip Payne.

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