Creep lands Doncaster win

A review of the rest of the action from Doncaster as Nico de Boinville won aboard Creep Desbois for Ben Pauling.

Creep Desbois ridden by Nico de Boinville (left) wins at Doncaster

Nico De Boinville won aboard Ben Pauling's Creep Desbois (3-1) who stuck his neck out gamely to win the Novices' Hurdle at Doncaster on Thursday.

"That was a step in the right direction," said Pauling.

"We ran here to get him qualified for the EBF FInal at Sandown and I think that's where we'll go now.

"I think the Wetherby race he ran in last time was pretty hot, I knew Mount Mews was a good horse from his bumper days."

Aidan Coleman was another jockey to celebrate a double, initiated by Jonjo O'Neill's Beggars Cross (4-1) in the Eventmaster Handicap Chase.

"He's been a slow learner, but finally appears to be getting the hang of things," said Mick Meagher, owner Trevor Hemmings' racing manager.

"He jumps and stays, hopefully he'll go on from this."

Chelsea Flyer (evens favourite) quickened up nicely to win the Larkshill Engineering EBF "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle.

Emma Lavelle felt the better ground was a crucial factor.

"If any horse deserved to win one, he did," she said. "He got stuck in the ground at Plumpton and scared himself, he was jumping violently left and even was over poles at home.

"We've gone right back to basics and he's got his confidence back. He's done that nicely."

Page Fuller gave Jamie Snowden's Three Ways a positive ride in the three-mile handicap hurdle and held off Abbreviate by a length and a quarter.

Snowden indicated that were he to get in, the 4-1 winner would take his chance in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham having finished fourth in a qualifier at Wincanton.

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