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Racing Post Trophy: Rivet beats favourite Yucatan at Doncaster

Rivet (right)

The Racing Post Trophy was Rivet’s first Grade One win – but jockey Andrea Atzeni’s fourth in a row

Jockey Andrea Atzeni won his fourth Racing Post Trophy in a row as Rivet held off favourite Yucatan in the final Group One race of the season.

The William Haggas-trained youngster (11-4) led from the front and stayed on to win by a length and a half.

Yucatan (11-8) gave trainer Aidan O’Brien his fourth successive runner-up in the Doncaster race finishing a head in front of Salouen (16-1) in third.

Rivet was immediately quoted at odds of 16-1 for next year’s 2000 Guineas.

“I just let him stride on and enjoy it – it would have taken a good one to get by him,” Atzeni said.

“He’s very genuine and he stays well. He’s a lovely, big horse.

“He’ll definitely go on (next season).”

Atzeni is now one behind Lester Piggott’s record five victories in the race. Piggott is part owner of Rivet.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/37740475