PILLAR-TO-POST four-length victory for jockey Jamie Moore aboard 5-1 chance Green Prospect started the action at Bangor-on-Dee on Tuesday evening.
This proved to be the initial leg of a 164-1 treble for Moore, the first of his career as a professional jockey. All three of his wins hailed from the Martin Pipe stable.
The French-bred Green Prospect bowled along in front throughout the Burlton Inn Four Year Old Novices' Hurdle Race over two miles and one furlong. Despite jumping to the right over a couple of flights in the closing stages, the partnership was never headed and All Star stayed on to occupy second slot.
David Elsworth, primarily a flat trainer, sent First Ballot on a five-hour journey from Hampshire to win the Hallows Associates Steeplechase. Jockey Mark Bradbourne had the 7-2 shot in mid-division as the race unfolded before galloping on, and the rest of the field was strung out behind the winner.
A winning margin of 13 lengths was opened up by the partnership over the second horse, Gone Far, who was a further distance in front of Ross Gee.
Three horses drew clear half a mile from home in the Shade Oak Stud Mares' Only Novices Hurdle Race with Lightning Fork dropping away first.
Moore recorded his second success of the evening as Shining Light quickly went to the front two out and was pulling up at the winning post to record an emphatic 12-length victory. Miss Holly, the 5-4 on favourite, finished second.
Three Eagles adopted his usual front-running tactics in the £8,000 feature race on the card, the extended three-mile CTM Wholesale Handicap Steeplechase for the first circuit, before a challenge by Hescondido. Montreal, sent off at 4-1, was always travelling easily and jumped into the lead two from home to give Jamie Moore and trainer Martin Pipe their treble. The winning distance was five lengths over Three Eagles.
In the early stages of the Racing Advertiser Novices' Handicap Steeplechase, Mister Magpie matched strides with the eventual 4-1 winner, The Pennys Dropped, partnered by Tony McCoy. Second from home, Hanbrin Rose challenged but the champion jockey kept his mount galloping to the line to win by three-anda-half lengths.
Racing closed with the Gallaghers Mitsubishi Handicap Hurdle Race run over two-and-a-half miles and an eased down four-length win for Snipe, sent off the 7-2 favourite.
Enjoying a sunny evening, the meeting was attended by 3,433 racegoers, doubling the attendance of this meeting 12 months ago when it was a new addition to the fixture list.