Frodon wins Rising Stars

Frodon provided Paul Nicholls with another victory in the Wincanton Rising Stars Novices' Chase and a treble on the card.

Paul Nicholls continued his domination of the race

Nicholls and jockey Harry Cobden had combined to win the first two races on the card at Wincanton and completed their hat-trick in the Grade Two contest which the trainer has now won on six occasions in 11 years.

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Cobden was content to track his two rivals Virgilo and Shantou Village for much of the contest as the pair exchanged blows at the head of affairs.

Virgilo was the first to wave the white flag and weakened quickly out of contention as Frodon moved easily onto the shoulder of Shantou Village.

The latter kept finding for Wayne Hutchinson but got it all wrong when asked for a big jump at the third from home and ploughed through the obstacle.

The six-year-old gamely came back for more but tipped up at the last allowing his two year younger rival to canter home in his own time as the 5/2 outsider of three.

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