MOOHAAJIM 25s FOR GUINEAS

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: September 22 2012, 17:07 BST

Moohaajim was chalked up as a 25/1 shot for next year's 2000 Guineas after winning Saturday's Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury.

Moohaajim: Impressive in victory at Newbury

The pre-race gamble was eventually sent off as the 5/2 favourite and didn't disappoint, coming out of the pack to finish a length and three quarters ahead of Master Of War.

While most bookies went 20/1, including William Hill and Sky Bet, Ladbrokes were prepared to offer 25s about Marco Botti's charge winning the first Classic of 2013. Some, such as bet365, went into 16/1.

Jockey Adam Kirby, who picked up a three-day ban for careless riding during the race, was very positive about the run.

He said: "He's special, as long as he keeps his head he is going to be a really top-class horse.

"He'll stay further and I'm chuffed with him.''

Trainer Botti echoed those thoughts, saying: "I imagine he will stay over here to run in the top races next year and I think he should stay a little bit further.''

Dawn Approach, a winner last weekend in Ireland, is the current favourite at 7/1.

Meanwhile, Courtesy Call and Eagle Rock were both cut for the Betfred Cesarewitch after being placed in the Trial at Newmarket.

While Ladbrokes went into 14s about Courtesy Call, who finished second to Domination, Betfred and totesport only cut their price to 25/1.

Eagle Rock finished third and was widely cut, leaving Ladbrokes and BetVictor offering a best price of 33/1.

In the Cambridgeshire market, Black Spirit was trimmed by most firms after winning at Newbury.

Sky Bet were among the wary firms offering 14s, but sportingbet were unchanged at 25/1.