Five-star performance: Paul Nicholls dominates at Wincanton with five-timer
Paul Nicholls dominated Saturday's meeting at Wincanton with his Ditcheat stable responsible for five of the seven winners on the card.
Nicholls' stable jockey Harry Cobden rode three of the winners and opened the day with victory on Grand Sancy in the novice hurdle. Cobden's second winner came on If You Say Run in the mares' handicap hurdle, while Flic Ou Voyou delivered his hat-trick in the bumper.
Bryony Frost contributed the other two successes, with Capeland in the conditional jockeys' handicap chase and, for the second consecutive year, she steered Present Man to victory in the Badger Ales Trophy.
Paddy Power were suitably impressed and reacted to the haul by cutting Nicholls from 9-2 to 4-1 to be crowned champion jumps trainer.
Nicky Henderson remains the 1-7 favourite to retain his title.
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