CHAMPION trainer Paul Nicholls didn’t manage to saddle a winner at Warwick races on Wednesday but kept at least some of his fans happy by signing copies of his newly published autobiography, Lucky Break.
His best chance of a win seemed to be Recif de Thaix in the feature race of the day, the £13,000 Highflyer novices’ chase for four-year-olds, but the gelding finished a disappointing third of five runners. The race went to Rory Boy, well ridden by Paddy Brennan, whose never-say-die attitude saw his mount get the better of Miss Sarenne after being headed on the run-in.
Ray Mond was the surprise 14-1 victor in the TurfTV handicap chase over three miles two furlongs and the first winner for jockey Wayne Kavanagh since returning to the track after being sidelined by injury.
The next meeting at Warwick is on Sunday December 6.