Tony McCoy enjoyed a winner on what is almost certain to be his final visit to Fakenham when steering Artifice Sivola to a facile success in the King's Lynn Handicap Chase.
After finding himself out of luck in his three earlier rides at the West Norfolk track, the soon-to-retire 19-times champion jockey ensured he kept up the momentum on his farewell tour with a win aboard the 8-11 favourite.
Hillbilly Boy is to take in the Lady Wulfruna Stakes at Wolverhampton on Saturday ahead of a shot at the Betway Lincoln.
Trainer Martin Smith has opted to run the five-year old in the Listed seven-furlong contest this weekend as he targets the traditional curtain raiser for the Flat season at Doncaster on March 28.
LEXINGTON BAY (Southwell, nb, 2.10) tried valiantly to reel in an inspired Katie Gale at the Newark venue last time but was forced to give up the ghost close home.
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The 2015 Cheltenham Festival is just a week away now and all roads lead to Prestbury Park. March is a pivotal month in the National Hunt season and we have loads going on throughout the next few weeks to keep any horse racing fan satisfied!!