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Red-hot Anthony Honeyball in the groove with Fontwell scorer My Dance

Fontwell action Few trainers are in better form than Anthony Honeyball and his My Dance gained a first career win in the EBF Mares' "National Hunt" Maiden Hurdle at Fontwell.
Honeyball took his record to five winners from his last 15 runners, with several others placed, as his link-up with jockey Aidan Coleman begins to really pay dividends.
My Dance is certainly bred for the job, being by Kayf Tara and out of the very good Nicky Henderson-trained mare My Petra, but she had previously only shown glimpses of ability.
But this was much more like it as the 3-1 chance pulled eight lengths clear on just her second start over hurdles.
The Dorset handler said: "Aidan said he'd let her roll, whereas he held on to her a bit more last time.
"We knew it was a good opportunity and she was going to step up on her last run, so it was very pleasing.
"She's got a lovely pedigree - she ought to be a racehorse with the page she's got - and she'll get three miles for sure.
"The horses are going well at present, long may it continue."
Emma Lavelle's De Rasher Counter (11-4 favourite) got back to winning ways in the Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap Hurdle.
A point-to-point and bumper winner in Ireland, he found the testing conditions no barrier under Nick Scholfield.
"That was really good and he's pretty versatile. The best of him will be over a fence," said Lavelle.
"I don't think he jumped as well as he can do out of that ground but he makes a nice shape over a fence.
"I think we'll stay over hurdles this season. He's getting more professional as time goes on.
"Two and a half miles is his trip but I think he'll go on any ground."
Sam Twiston-Davies performed a minor miracle to stay on board Greyed A (11-10 favourite) in the three-and-a-quarter-mile handicap chase.
Dr Richard Newland's grey belted the 14th fence and sprawled on landing, but Twiston-Davies managed to stay on board and the pair careered away for a five-length win.
Charlie Mann's veteran Cody Wyoming (9-1) outstayed his rivals in the handicap chase over just shy of two and a half miles.
Normally a frontrunner, the 12-year-old was dropped in by Harry Bannister before staying on to beat Jarlath by seven lengths.
Jerry Scott's Blue April survived a stewards' inquiry to win the Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle by a neck.
The 6-1 shot and runner-up Be Daring twice got close on the run-in, but the placings were left unaltered.

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