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Robins Farm Racing Stewards' Cup (Heritage Handicap) 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, Class 2, 27 runners)
  • Winner £62,250 2nd £18,640 3rd £9,320 4th £4,660 5th £2,330 6th £1,170
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 10.35s
  • Off time: 15:53:16
  • Last Updated: August 3 2013, 16:14 BST

Rex Imperator (12/1) won the Robins Farm Racing Stewards' Cup in decisive fashion at Glorious Goodwood.

Rex Imperator (red): Storms home to win
Rex Imperator (red): Storms home to win

The William Haggas-trained four-year-old was always travelling well and made a strong move for home a furlong out. From there he stretched away to win very comfortably for jockey Neil Callan.

Over two lengths back in second was 66/1 chance Ajjaadd for Ted Powell and William Twiston-Davies, whilst Burwaaz (25/1) hugged the stands rail on his own and ran a blinder in third for Ed Dunlop and Paul Hanagan.

Fourth home was Brian Ellison's Racy (16/1), just ahead of the well-backed Ninjago who stayed on late in the day for a never-nearer fifth.

Callan, who had recommended the horse for action in Dubai in the winter, said: "This means a lot. He jumped smart, William said to ride your own race, to sit on him, wait for that burst and use him late.

"He's quickened like the Group horse I thought he was."

Haggas was at home in Newmarket, but his wife Maureen said: "Gary Witheford (who specialises in horses with behavioural problems) had him for a month before he came to us and has done an unbelievable job with him.

"Neil actually bought him for the owner, it's really a team effort and I'm thrilled to bits.

"A lot of people have put time and effort into him and it's great it came off today

"He had a terrible reputation when he came to us, he was in Dubai in the winter and played up

"It's great when it goes well, there's plenty of times it doesn't so you have to enjoy it."


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