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Hutchison set the ball rolling after being set up by Laurent Courtois, a French midfielder who arrived at Upton Park almost unnoticed in the summer from Toulouse.
Crosshot (5-2) set the ball rolling in the Grainger Town Chase after Supple held him up till the last fence before drawing clear in effortless style to score by one and a quarter lengths from Blazing Dawn.
Speaking of the meeting with Mr Salmond, Mr Milne, 40, said yesterday: "We feel we have set the ball rolling.
Peter Kennedy fired in a left-footed shot from 20 yards after 15 minutes to set the ball rolling and Calum Willock doubled the home side's lead when he headed in a Danny Sonner free-kick from six yards just three minutes later.
Agilis, sent off at 11-1, set the ball rolling when powering to the front just before the furlong marker in the nursery over a mile.
SUNDAY racing returns with a vengeance today as Newmarket, Salisbury and Hamilton set the ball rolling for a busy summer of weekend action.
The Irish Sunday People set the ball rolling in January when we exclusively revealed the town was demanding the return of the priceless treasure - at least for a temporary exhibition.
The boss has set the ball rolling but knows he faces competition from other top Euro- pean clubs.
And in doing so set the ball rolling on a possible return of former boss, Stephen Kenny.
Tony Williams set the ball rolling and Dean Johnstone, Liam Hancock and Jason Hislop completed the job.
The deposed skipper set the ball rolling in just eight minutes and further goals from Michael Ball and Ronald de Boer gave the Ibrox side a cushion that should prove enough in Moscow in a fortnight despite a late consolation for the Russians.
Crack Off can set the ball rolling by taking the opening heat at 8.