Prolific Hughes three and easy
Richard Hughes continued his golden run of form at Leicester on Tuesday as the champion jockey-elect secured a 30.5-1 treble.
Fresh from his incredible seven-timer at Windsor on Monday, Hughes began where he left off in the Midlands.
Riding Van Der Neer (2-1) for his boss and father-in-law Richard Hannon, the juvenile looked a cut above his rivals in the opening Wymeswold Conditions Stakes.
He quickened up smartly to put the odds-on favourite Seek Again in his place by a length and three-quarters.
The winner was introduced into the 2000 Guineas betting at 33-1 and could now be supplemented for the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on October 27.
"It keeps getting better," said Hughes.
"I love this colt. I think that was a serious performance - he was always travelling well and, my God, did he quicken.
"I know the tailwind is behind us, but he put three lengths between them in five strides.
"It's good to see he goes on that ground, but he'll get a mile.
"We might have a think about supplementing him in the Racing Post Trophy, it was that good a performance."
Hughes then took his tally to nine wins from 10 rides on Tunnager Grove in the Whissendine Selling Stakes.
The 10-11 favourite looked like cruising to victory at one stage, but only won by half a length from Barista.
Hughes said: "The bookies are running for cover!
"He did it well. I think I wanted to win it more than he did, though, that was the only problem.
"I deliberately pulled up away from the other horses - Rab Havlin told me to do that after he rode him last time.
"I told Harvey (his son) I'd ride three (winners) today."
Hughes' prophecy came true later on the card when he replaced the unwell Chris Catlin to take the Fosse Way Classified Claiming Stakes with Guiletta.
The winner is trained by Rae Guest, who supplied Hughes with his only loser at Windsor on Monday.
One of the first under pressure, Guiletta (9-2) hit the front a furlong out and held off 66-1 chance Bold Duke by half a length.
"Poor old Chris Catlin is at home and never misses a day usually, but he must be ill if he's not at the races," said Hughes.
"I didn't realise she pulled up in front as I don't know the filly.
"Rae just said, 'Get a lead, she stays well', so I just got her rolling and as soon as I hit the front I was there to be beat.
"I think she'd have won quite well if I'd have held on to her."
Somewhat overshadowed was former champion jockey Ryan Moore, who was also in treble form.
Possibly the nicest of Moore's three winners was the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Hillstar (2-1 favourite) in the Albert Marriott 90 Tomorrow EBF Maiden Stakes.
He showed a smart turn of foot to beat Flashlight by three-quarters of a length.
Moore was also successful aboard Cochabamba (6-1), who had been without a win for two years, in the Wreake Fillies' Conditions Stakes.
Trainer Roger Teal said: "She paid the price for her juvenile season, she's not very big and she didn't really train on at three.
"To be fair to her, she had a bad injury early in her three-year-old career.
"She's got a massive heart and always runs to her best but normally finds one or two too good with a bit more scope.
"Ryan's great, there's no one better for me - apart from maybe Richard Hughes!"
Ed Dunlop's Sky Khan completed the Moore three-timer in the first division of the Stewards Handicap.
Division two was claimed by The Lock Master (7-1), while Mahmood Al Zarooni's Now Spun (11-4) was an impressive winner of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes under Mickael Barzalona.