Pipe hits top form with four-timer
WITH Cheltenham approaching, David Pipe looks like he's striking form at the right time as the trainer reeled off a 22/1 across-the-card four-timer at Sandown and Warwick.
Broadway Buffalo was the first to strike at Warwick as the recent Newcastle winner made all the running. The 1/2 favourite eased to a five-length success under Tom Scudamore.
Scudamore was also in the plate for Pipe's other winner, Ballynagour, which won the featured handicap chase by 19 lengths.
At Sandown, Shotavodka, recorded Pipe's third success in the novice hurdle under Tony McCoy. That completed a double for McCoy, who had earlier taken the featured Kilbrittain Castle Novices' Chase aboard Kapga De Cerisy.
Pipe's Doctor Harper (11/4) completed an excellent day when landing the bumper. Jamie Moore and Be All Man denied McCoy a hat-trick when staying on strongly to edge out Pipe's Leader Of The Gang.