Hat-trick delight for Wall
Trainer Chris Wall enjoyed a memorable afternoon at Yarmouth after saddling a 23-1 treble.
Entangling, ridden by title-chasing Silvestre de Sousa, was a warm order to set the ball rolling by opening his account in the Premier League Football At 188Bet Handicap.
Placed on two of his previous four starts, including a runner-up finish at Doncaster last month, the three-year-old was the 4-5 favourite for his latest assignment and passed the post with half a length in hand over Epitaph.
Wall said: "I didn't think he really needed to improve on his run at Doncaster to win today and he did it well.
"Hopefully now he's got his head in front that will give him a bit of confidence and he'll go on from here."
The Newmarket-based trainer was soon on the mark again, with the curiously named Oh It's Saucepot also justifying favouritism in the Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Handicap.
The daughter of Sir Percy was the 2-1 favourite to follow up her July Course victory of a fortnight ago and continued her progression with a one-and-a-quarter-length verdict in the hands of Ted Durcan.
Wall's hat-trick was completed by George Wood-ridden 7-2 chance Deciding Vote in the following 1/4 Odds At 188Bet Maiden Handicap.
"We've had trebles before, but not for three or four years," Wall added.
"We came here today thinking we had chances and hoping we might have a winner or two or maybe even a treble, but you never really know. It's great when it works out.
"I though Oh It's Saucepot needed to improve to follow up her win at Newmarket and she duly did. I hope she'll improve again for going up to a mile and a quarter.
"Deciding Vote is still a little bit green, but she's improving and was given a very good ride by George."
The Kevin Ryan-trained Luis Fernandez (1-2 favourite) completed a hat-trick in the British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes, scoring by a head under apprentice David Egan.
Another apprentice, 5lb claimer Jane Elliott, was seen to good effect when getting George Margarson's 5-2 favourite Shyarch home in front by a short-head in the USPGA Golf At 188Bet Selling Handicap.
The three-year-old was sold at the subsequent auction for £8,000.
"That's the seventh winner Jane has ridden for us this year and she's a tidy rider. We're keeping her fit," said Margarson.
"We got good money for the horse, so he'll move on now and we wish him well."
Trainer Stuart Williams and jockey Aaron Jones teamed up to land the John Batt 70th Birthday Fillies' Handicap with 6-1 shot Stellar Surprise.
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