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Piggott lands bonus on day of bumper action

A BUMPER day of Bank Holiday bonus action saw a total of £40,000 paid out to winning connections during the course of Monday afternoon.

Lester Piggott

Lester Piggott: part-owned Monday's bonus winner Pickled Pelican

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Lester Piggott picked up his share of a bonus when Pickled Pelican made all to win the 7f maiden at Warwick for William Haggas. Piggott part owns the son of Dylan Thomas, who was bred by Tony Hirschfeld and withdrawn from Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Sale, with D I Scott.

Newcastle's bonus was won by Mubarak Al Naimi, whose Zakreet was successful for Kevin Ryan in the 7f maiden. The son of Cadeaux Genereux was bought by Anthony Stroud for €30,000 out of the Ballincurrig House Stud draft at last year's Goffs Orby Sale and secured by current connections for £19,000 at the DBS Breeze-up. He was bred by MRM Bloodstock 3.

Both bonuses at Chepstow were landed, firstly when the Richard Hannon-trained Kid Suitor won the 1m colts maiden and then when Little Dutch Girl got up in the dying strides to make a winning debut for Clive Cox in the fillies equivalent.

Kid Suitor, a son of Choisir bred in Ireland by Brian Dolan, was purchased by Peter Doyle for €40,000 at the Goffs Orby Sale and carries the colours of Byerley Thoroughbred Racing.

Less expensive was Little Dutch Girl, who was bought back by her owner, Mrs Hugh Maitland-Jones, for a bargain £4,000 at Ascot in January. The filly is the 19th winner in Britain and Ireland for her leading young sire Dutch Art.




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