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Andrea Atzeni wins fourth successive Racing Post Trophy as Rivet impresses

• William Haggas’s colt beats well-fancied Yucatan in Doncaster showpiece
• Lester Piggott is a member of the syndicate that owns Rivet

The great Lester Piggott has been handed a chance to win the Derby for a 10th time, but as an owner rather than as a jockey, thanks to a talented youngster called Rivet who won the Racing Post Trophy here on Saturday. The two-year-old colt carries the colours of The Starship Partnership in which Piggott is one of the partners but he may have to stay away from Epsom next June, even if the horse turns up, the other owners having concluded that his presence is bad luck for Rivet.

“He can’t come again,” said Maureen Haggas, Piggott’s daughter, who is married to Rivet’s trainer, William. “The only time he’s been, he’s run crap. He’s banned.” Perhaps a similar view will be taken about the trainer himself, who went to saddle runners at Newbury instead of coming to Yorkshire.

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Andrea Atzeni wins fourth successive Racing Post Trophy as Rivet impresses

• William Haggas’s colt beats well-fancied Yucatan in Doncaster showpiece
• Lester Piggott is a member of the syndicate that owns Rivet

The great Lester Piggott has been handed a chance to win the Derby for a 10th time, but as an owner rather than as a jockey, thanks to a talented youngster called Rivet who won the Racing Post Trophy here on Saturday. The two-year-old colt carries the colours of The Starship Partnership in which Piggott is one of the partners but he may have to stay away from Epsom next June, even if the horse turns up, the other owners having concluded that his presence is bad luck for Rivet.

“He can’t come again,” said Maureen Haggas, Piggott’s daughter, who is married to Rivet’s trainer, William. “The only time he’s been, he’s run crap. He’s banned.” Perhaps a similar view will be taken about the trainer himself, who went to saddle runners at Newbury instead of coming to Yorkshire.

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