Punters enjoy pay day
Thursday 06 December 2007
Bookmakers were left on the ropes at Plumpton yesterday after six of the seven races went the way of favourites, with Oh Crick (7-4) getting proceedings off to the perfect start for punters in the first race.
Next up was Dear Villez (2-1), trained by Paul Nicholls, who made a pleasing return to the Sussex course after his mishap 16 days earlier when he unseated his rider, with a smooth front-running performance in the Cenkos Securities Beginners' Chase.
Nicholls' assistant Dan Skelton said: "He was a good horse over hurdles and apart from one little blip he has jumped well. He had a small injury and had to miss last year, and we will try and find a similar race under a penalty."
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