Dan and Harry Skelton star in Uttoxeter four-timer

Brothers continue to set the pace

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In-form brothers Dan and Harry Skelton were the punters’ friends on Ladies Day at Uttoxeter as they stole the show with a 34-1 four-timer.

The combination have been setting a tremendous pace since day one of the new jumps season, with Harry well clear in the jockeys’ championship on 68 winners and Dan now on 70 winners and heading the trainers’ title race on prize-money, with £558,000 already in the bank.

The trainer said: “They were good. They all had chances and they ran like that.

“I couldn’t be happier with the whole team and I can’t believe it really.”

It may still be early days, but the Alcester team are showing no signs of letting up.

They kept up their remarkable run with four favourites all doing the business.

Premier King (4-6) got the ball rolling in great style, making all to win the three-mile Advanced Packaging Novices’ Handicap Chase by 31 lengths.

Boston Heather (5-2) also led all the way as she got off the mark at the age of 10 in the Follow Sun Racing On Twitter Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.

Not Now Seamus (2-1) took it up at the sixth flight when completing a hat-trick in the Remembering John Douglas Handicap Hurdle over two and a half miles.

Ahead from the fifth fence, King’s Reste (evens) capped the Skeltons’ day with a two-length call in the TLA 20th Anniversary Handicap Chase.

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