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William Hill - Bet On The Move Cammidge Trophy (Listed) 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983 5th £995 6th £500
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 13.48s
  • Off time: 14:40:41
  • Last Updated: March 29 2014, 15:54 GMT

Ace apprentice Oisin Murphy wasted no time in getting off the mark for the new season aboard Dinkum Diamond in the William Hill - Bet On The Move Cammidge Trophy.

Dinkum Diamond holds off Captain Ramius to score
Dinkum Diamond holds off Captain Ramius to score

Henry Candy's six-year-old is diminutive in stature - there were bigger two-year-olds in the Brocklesby - but what he lacks in size he makes up for in courage.

Never far from the pace set by Inxile and Jimmy Styles, the 12/1 chance beat the staying-on Captain Ramius by a length, with 13/8 favourite Jack Dexter a never-nearer third. Tropics was very disappointing.

"He very seldom runs a bad race," said Candy.

"When he was a two-year-old he looked like being very good but he just never grew. When sprinters show a certain level of ability they can always come back.

"He ran well in the Wokingham and the Stewards' Cup last year but winning this will probably rule us out of those so I imagine he'll be in Group Threes.

"Cathy Gannon normally rides, but is off injured at present. When she rode him here last year in very soft ground she said he'd even stay seven furlongs now.

"He may be tiny but he has a huge heart."

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