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Title hat-trick: Megan Nicholls takes Silk Series by storm once more

Megan Nicholls: won the Silk Series yet again
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There is still no stopping Megan Nicholls, who has won the Silk Series for the third time in three years – and done so with a race to spare.

Victory on the Richard Fahey-trained Noble Prospector at Wolverhampton on Saturday was her fifth in the 15-race programme and gave her an unassailable 48-point lead over closest pursuer Hayley Turner.

Nicholls, 22, is the only jockey to have won the innovative series, which was launched in 2017 with the aim of promoting and celebrating women jockeys, and said on Sunday: "I was delighted to win it again. 

"Last year was pretty close and this year I've tried to base days around the series more. There are a lot of good girls riding now so we had to go all guns blazing or we wouldn't have done it. 

"I've had a lot of support and once again Richard Fahey has been brilliant to me, I've had rides in most of the races and the majority of them have been for him. It's huge thanks to him, his horses suit the races and they're always in top form."

Nicholls, daughter of champion jumps trainer Paul Nicholls, rode seven winners in August and her total of 19 for the year is already six better than her previous best.

"I'm well up on last year's tally and the last six to eight weeks have been awesome," she said. "I'm going in the right direction now and long may that continue."

The Meriel Tufnell trophy commemorates the first woman to ride a winner in Britain

She will be presented with the Meriel Tufnell trophy on the day of the series final, at Doncaster on September 12, by the pioneering jockey's brother Wynne Tufnell and BHA chair Annamarie Phelps.

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There are a lot of good girls riding now so we had to go all guns blazing or we wouldn't have done it
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