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  • Educate Takes Spring In His Step

William Hill Spring Mile (Handicap) (Str) 1m

  • (4yo+, 1m, Class 2, 18 runners)
  • Winner £28,012 2nd £8,388 3rd £4,194 4th £2,097 5th £1,048 6th £526
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 41.63s
  • Off time: 13:55:57
  • Last Updated: March 30 2013, 14:46 GMT

Educate just got the better of Boots And Spurs in the William Hill Spring Mile at Doncaster on Saturday.

Educate (far side) gets the better of Boots And Spurs
Educate (far side) gets the better of Boots And Spurs

Ismail Mohammed's four-year-old was sent off the 8/1 joint-favourite and he justified that support thanks to a late challenge under Liam Jones.

Cathy Gannon looked to have made a race-winning move a furlong from home when she kicked Boots And Spurs (20/1) clear but he was just overhauled late on, with Haaf A Sixpence (12/1) running on well for third and Patriotic (11/1) fourth.

The winning trainer wasn't at the track due to duties in Dubai, but the victorious rider Jones said: "He just took his time to pick up and the further he went the better he was.

"I always knew I was going to get there. He travelled well, but was just caught a bit flat-footed when they quickened. I wound him up and he kept on going to the line.

"He's come on a lot for the winter and I've been in to get him ready for the Lincoln, but he didn't get in there so we had to go for this."

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