• 15:15 666bet Bunbury Cup 7f

  • Winner £74,700 2nd £22,368 3rd £11,184 4th £5,592
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.61s
  • Off time: 15:16:41
15:15 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Heaven's Guest (IRE) 12/1
2nd Absolutely So (IRE) 5/1
3rd Hoodna (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 33-4322 Royal Blue, Yellow sash Professor 21
Distance Winner
4 9-10 R Hannon R Hughes 108 7/18.00
4 (11) 09-7201 Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Louis The Pious 22 (ex6)
Distance Winner
6 9-7 h D O'Meara N Callan 99 14/115.00
5 (1) 00-2129 Lime Green Glen Moss (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 9-6 D H Brown S M Levey 104 7/18.00
6 (9) 17-6600 Pink, Light Green cross belts, White sleeves, Light Green cap Heaven's Guest (IRE) 22
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-3 R A Fahey T Hamilton 101 12/113.00
7 (14) 237210 Yellow, dark blue spots on sleeves Absolutely So (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 A M Balding W Buick 100 5/16.00
8 (20) 0107-22 Royal blue Hoodna (IRE) 15
Beaten Favourite
4 9-2 h Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 100 12/113.00
10 (18) 204108 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Georgian Bay (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
4 9-1 v K R Burke G Lee 99 12/113.00
11 (5) 033-500 Pink, White hooped sleeves, White cap Loving Spirit 24
Distance Winner
6 9-1 J A R Toller Robert Tart (3) 99 10/111.00
13 (17) 21-110 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ertijaal (IRE) 70
Distance Winner
3 8-13 b1 W J Haggas P Hanagan 105 8/19.00
14 (15) 31218 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Abseil (USA) 24
Beaten Favourite
4 8-13 h Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 97 4/15.00
15 (7) 012-000 Red, Royal Blue stars, Red cap Mezzotint (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 8-13 S C Williams P Mulrennan 97 66/167.00
16 (3) 100-147 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Best Of Order (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
7 8-13 p D O'Meara J P Spencer 97 20/121.00
18 (12) 712406 Dark blue, yellow hoop Fort Bastion (IRE) 16
5 8-13 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 97 22/123.00
Non runners
2 (8)51-7628Sirius Prospect (USA)69-10D K IvoryNon Runner108
3 (13)15950-1Field Of Dream79-9J A OsborneNon Runner101
9 (2)1/113-12Horsted Keynes (FR)49-2R VarianJim Crowley100
12 (19)59-4937Dont Bother Me (IRE)49-0M BottiNon Runner98
17 (10)000-080Zanetto48-13A M BaldingThomas Brown97
19 (4)5015-40Redvers (IRE)68-13E F VaughanNon Runner97
20 (16)871-345Ayaar (IRE)48-13L M CumaniL Dettori97


It won't come as a surprise that only one favourite has won in ten years and just two have been returned in single figures. Field Of Dream won this last year and is now 9lb higher after his victory in the Royal Hunt Cup. He loves these big field handicaps and has to be on the shortlist. HORSTED KEYNES has been a strong fancy for this ever since his run behind Louis The Pious in the Buckingham Palace Stakes. He was given plenty to do by Jamie Spencer that day and finished with a flourish so a 6lb pull with the winner should enable him to turn the tables and land this nice prize under Jim Crowley. The winner is trained by David O'Meara, who also has the Spencer-ridden Best Of Order entered and the seven-year-old entire will be suited by any give in the ground. The main danger may arrive in the shape of Ayaar and Frankie Dettori, who didn't get the run of the race in the Hunt Cup and were only beaten 3l. Abseil, another to have run at Ascot, showed very good pace and was only run out of it in the closing stages so the shorter trip could be just what's required. Redvers could provide each-way backers with a profit as he loves these races and is just 2lb higher than when landing a tough handicap over the trip at Ascot in September.