DAN SKELTON was in actually egg-cellent kind on Easter Sunday as he grew to become the primary coach since Martin Pipe to ship out 200 winners in a single season.
Montego Gray hit the landmark determine because the maestro handler landed an across-the-card six-timer at Market Rasen and Plumpton.
In a improbable season that is seen Skelton rating two victories on the Cheltenham Competition – this was absolutely the icing on the simnel cake.
Current Ranger, Istimraar, Gortroe Joe, Zamparelli and Kereman joined Montego Gray within the winners’ enclosure for the Skelton crew on Sunday afternoon, with Dan’s brother Harry appropriately steering the last-named gelding to a well-known victory.
A delighted Skelton mentioned: Wonderful! What a day, an unbelievable method to get our 200th winner with a six-timer on the day.
“Effectively achieved to house owners Dick & Mandy Higgins on sealing the day with Montego Gray. A prime effort from the entire crew – house owners, workers, supporters, pals & household.”
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Not even former mentor and multiple champion trainer Paul Nicholls has managed to notch up a double century in a single term – and with five days of the season left to go, it’s unlikely Skelton has finished just yet.