Even the biggest fan of Royal Village would have to admit that he was more than a little fortunate to win at Market Rasen on Sunday afternoon. He was four lengths down at the last in the hands of Conor O'Farrell, when the leader who appeared to be travelling better fell. Still you cant take anything away from Royal Village who was carrying top weight, from a rating of 130, and the in form horse who fell, had won it's previous two starts. This was a tremendous win in this Class 3, 0-140 event, and the handicapper will find it difficult to raise him by more than a couple of pounds, even so he eventually won the race by 51 lengths.
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