16:10 Newmarket

Friday 12 October 2018

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bet365 Old Rowley Cup Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Class 2  |   1m 4f  |   Good to Firm  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:10:18  |   Winning time: 2m 32.15s

1st
4
(10)
3/1f
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley
Close up, headway over 2f out, pressed leader over 1f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, idled inside final furlong, ran on tchd 7/2
2nd
½
1
(8)
4/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, rallied and every chance inside final furlong, edged left and ran on op 9/2 tchd 5/1
3rd
2
2
(11)
16/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Raced wide in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong op 14/1
4th
2
6
(6)
7/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: K T O'Neill
Held up, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong op 10/1
5th
2 ¼
3
(1)
12/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Oisin Murphy
Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace op 10/1 tchd 9/1 and tchd 11/1
6th
5
10
(4)
40/1
T: S DowJ: Levi Williams (7)
Keen held up, pushed along over 2f out, some late headway, never a factor op 66/1
7th
3 ½
7
(5)
6/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: David Egan
Slowly away wide and headway to track leaders over 10f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out tchd 11/2
8th
1 ¾
9
(3)
9/1
T: W J KnightJ: J Quinn
Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never on terms op 8/1 tchd 7/1 and tchd 10/1
9th
10
5
(7)
22/1
T: M L W BellJ: George Wood
Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong op 25/1 tchd 20/1
9th
dh
8
(2)
6/1
T: A M BaldingJ: F Norton
In touch, pushed along and weakened 2f out op 13/2
11th
20
11
(9)
100/1
T: P W Chapple-HyamJ: Noel Garbutt (3)
Dwelt in rear, pushed along and outpaced 5f out, tailed off

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Betting

Forecast

Rock Eagle (3/1), Astronomer (4/1), Baritone (6/1), Berkshire Royal (6/1), Jack Regan (7/1), Soto Sizzler (9/1), Breath Caught (12/1), Ben Vrackie (16/1), Artarmon (22/1), El Borracho (40/1), Blooriedotcom (100/1)

Verdict
As hot a handicap as you will see all season this and it may take a Group horse to win it but in Aidan O'Brien's ASTROMOMER we likely have one. After running just once at two this 600,000gns yearling has won all four times this term by a combined 15¼L and could just have too much class despite top-weight. There are dangers aplenty and Rock Eagle is among the biggest having stayed on very strongly on handicap debut in a hot 1m2f Goodwood contest, he will surely be even better over this trip. Baritone is progressing typically well for one from his yard and comes here off the back of a 9L success.
  1. Astronomer
  2. Rock Eagle
  3. Baritone

Previous Winners

2017
First Nation
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: W Buick
  |  
T: C Appleby
12/1
Prize Money
1st:
£74,700.00
2nd:
£22,368.00
3rd:
£11,184.00
4th:
£5,592.00
5th:
£2,796.00
6th:
£1,404.00

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