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Wayward Prince, ridden by James Doyle, put his best foot forward when winning at Aintree this afternoon

Updated: Saturday, 08 Dec 2012 14:55 | Comments

Wayward Prince (right), seen here finishing third in the RSA Chase of 2011, returned to winning ways at Aintree this afternoon
Wayward Prince (right), seen here finishing third in the RSA Chase of 2011, returned to winning ways at Aintree this afternoon

Wayward Prince had his connections dreaming of a Gold Cup bid when scoring on his second outing for trainer Hilary Parrott in the Betfred Treble Odds On Lucky 15's Chase.

The eight-year-old, who having moved to Parrott from Ian Williams and finished second to Silviniaco Conti on his debut for her at Wetherby, travelled like a dream under Jack Doyle and was always cantering over long time leader Across The Bay.

Doyle put Jason Maguire on the latter out of his misery approaching the final fence and the combination forged two and a half lengths clear.

It was three and three-quarter lengths further back to the disappointing favourite Quito De La Roque.

Parrott said: "That was absolutely wonderful. He's got his head in front at last after two years. He didn't like that ground but he jumped like a buck.

"That's his second run for us and all being well we will head for the Argento Chase at Cheltenham in January.

"Hopefully it will then be the Gold Cup - we can only dream.

"I've been with horses all my life and I used to have a licence. Now we have eight in training."

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