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Winston lands Wolves four

A review of Monday's card at Wolverhampton where Robert Winston rode a scintillating 406/1 four-timer.

Winston's first winner came aboard Passionada (5/2) in the first division of the five furlong sprint.

Ed McMahon's filly had ran disappointingly since landing a Pontefract maiden last season but she'd dropped a heavy hint at the course last time out, and justified market leadership.

There was plenty of money in the morning for Thecornishcockney and John Ryan's three-year-old landed those bets in the staying handicap.

The son of Cockney Rebel won at Lingfield on Friday at the 24th time of asking and despite hanging violently left inside the final furlong, he was able to successfully follow up.

Winston's treble came in the colours made famous by "Red Cadeaux" as Red Dragon (8/1) got off the mark for Charlie Hills at the sixth time of asking in the seven furlong nursery.

Despite winning four of her five previous starts at the course, the punters appeared to prefer the claims of Ebble to Balti's Sister (15/8) but Terry Clement's filly was given a confident ride under Winston and she ran out a convincing heroine in the nightcap.

Former jockey Keith Dalgleish was not to be outdone as he saddled a 33-1 treble on the card

The Scottish handler has become noted for his ability to get improvement from horses that were previously with other trainers and he enjoyed another success with a "newcomer" to his operation as Chookie Hamilton (11/8f) justified favouritism in the opener.

The eight-year-old had raced off a mark of 76 a couple of seasons ago and scored off a rating of 57 on his first start for Dalgleish last month.

A 4lb rise for that victory was not enough to stop him on this occasion as leading amateur, Simon Walker, booted him home to a four length success.

The juvenile claiming stakes on the card might not have appeared the most appealing contest on the card but there was an exciting finish to the race as Lucy Bee (9/2) landed the second leg.

The filly required plenty of persuasion from Silvestre de Sousa to get into the race but she duly did enough to see off well backed favourite, Rakticate.

The third leg of the treble came courtesy of Corton Lad (11/8f), who secured a double in the process for Tom Eaves. The gelding accouting for the appropriately named Sewn Up.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Alan McCabe trained Sextons House was the subject of an audacious gamble ahead of the second division of the five furlong sprint, but followers of the money quickly knew their fate as the four-year-old was slowly away and was soon scrubbed along in rear.

In the end, Angelo Poliziano (7/2) took the opportunity to follow up his victory over course-and-distance last month.