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Margot turns it on in Nunthorpe

Updated: Friday, 19 Aug 2011 20:10

Hayley Turner on Margot Did (third from left in purple) goes on to win the Nunthorpe
Hayley Turner on Margot Did (third from left in purple) goes on to win the Nunthorpe

Hayley Turner rode her second Group One sprint winner when driving Margot Did to a surprise success in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

Victorious on David Simcock's Dream Ahead in the July Cup, Turner doubled up on the 20-1 shot, trained by her boss, Michael Bell.

Margot Did came home by three-quarters of a length from Hamish McGonagall (28-1) with Prohibit (12-1) half a length away in third.

Hamish McGonagall was quickly away towards the stands side, with Masamah also showing plenty of early speed as Jamie Spencer took him over to the far rail.

The runners were spread right across the track and plenty were in with chances, but it was Margot Did who blitzed to victory in tremendous style.

Very few horses got into the five-furlong dash, with Prohibit doing best of those off the pace.

Heavily-backed favourite Hoof It, who was slowly away, stayed on well without threatening to figure in the finish, while the two-year-old Requinto, trained by David Wachman never got into the race.

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