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100,000 Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Sprint (BOBIS Race) 6f

  • (3yo, 6f, Class 2, 13 runners)
  • Winner £54,100 2nd £24,590 3rd £9,840 4th £4,910 5th £2,960 6th £1,970
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 13.23s
  • Off time: 14:55:14
  • Last Updated: April 16 2014, 16:26 BST

Magnus Maximus caused a 25/1 upset in the £100,000 Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Sprint at Newmarket.

Magnus Maximus (right) beats Toofi in the Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Sprint
Magnus Maximus (right) beats Toofi in the Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Sprint

Ridden by Pat Dobbs, the apparant Richard Hannon second-string showed good speed down the centre of the track in the valuable six-furlong heat.

He was still travelling powerfully at the half-way point and Dobbs kicked on over a furlong from the finish.

The Roger Varian-trained market leader Toofi was a little outpaced going into the dip but he picked up well in the closing stages to get to within three-quarters of a length of the winner.

Marco Botti's lightly-raced Naadirr filled the places in third.

Hannon said of the winner: "That was a pleasant surprise as I thought six furlongs would be too sharp for him. We felt he wants a mile.

"To be fair he travelled great and never looked like getting beaten.

"He has won a very nice race there and we can diversify with him a bit. We will get him home first."