FORMER Champion Jockey Ryan Moore delighted favourite backers with an 8-1 treble at Windsor Racecourse on Monday.

Moore, who was crowned British Flat Racing Champion in 2006, 2008 and 2009, had only ridden 17 winners so far in the current season.

However, the 10-time Classic winner returned to the Berkshire track with a treble inside an hour and from the first three races on the card.

Moore, 34, was first in the winners’ enclosure when Come On Leicester took the opening Fillies’ Novice Stakes ran over five furlongs.

The 4-9 favourite chased the leading pair and went second over two furlongs from the finish. The daughter of Graphic Quest, herself a winner at Windsor back in 2012, was then shaken up to close on the leader and soon drew clear to score by four and a half lengths.

Runner-up Kadiz (11-2) had no chance with the winner, while Implicit (9-1) held on for third position but was beaten over six lengths.

The second leg of the Moore treble came from Main Edition in another Fillies’ Novice Stakes, this time ran over six furlongs.

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PHOTO: Ryan Moore salutes the crowd upon his return to the winners' enclosure with the Mark Johnston-trained Main Edition.

Main Edition is a daughter of Maine Lobster, who was second in a Maiden Stakes at Windsor back in 2000, and was sent down to race from the Mark Johnston team based in North Yorkshire.

The 2-1 joint-favourite was cajoled along to lead over a furlong from the finish and steadily drew clear to win comfortably by three and three quarter lengths.

Satisfying was sent off the other 2-1 joint-favourite and hung on for second from 11-1 chance Laxmi.

Moore completed his treble aboard Alwaysandforever (evens favourite) in a three-runner Fillies’ Handicap over one mile three and a half furlongs, drawing clear to win by nine lengths.

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