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  • 17:25 Jockey Club Cup 2m

  • (group 3) £57,000 added 3yo+ 8 ran
  • Winner £32,359 2nd £12,266 3rd £6,139 4th £3,061
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 29.90s
  • Off time: 17:28:52

Full result

17:25 Newmarket Result 16th October 2010
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (7) Tastahil (IRE) 9-0 W Buick B W Hills 6 10/3
Tracked leader, brought main group to race center and led halfway, ridden 3f out, driven and ran on gamely opened 10/3 touched 10/3
2nd (1) 5 Motrice 8-1 S De Sousa Sir Mark Prescott 3 7/4f
In rear, pushed along briefly 10f out, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden 3f out, chased winner 1f out, kept on, no chance with winner opened 2/1 touched 5/2 £2500-£1000 £2400-£1200 £2000-£1000 £3750-£2000 £750-£400(x2)
3rd (3) Buxted (IRE) 9-0 Jim Crowley R Mills 4 14/1
In rear, headway to chase leaders 4f out, ridden and outpaced 3f out, driven and rallied entering final furlong, stayed on to go 3rd near finish opened 12/1 touched 14/1
4th (8) Akmal 9-5 R Hills J L Dunlop 4 6/1
Held up in touch, tracked winner 7f out, ridden 3f out, lost 2nd 1f out, no extra opened 5/1 touched 6/1
5th (5) Snoqualmie Girl (IRE) 8-11 J P Spencer D R C Elsworth 4 9/1
In rear, headway to track leaders over 4f out, ridden and switched left 2f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 10/1 touched 11/1
6th (4) dist Bramalea 8-11 K Fallon B W Duke 5 20/1
Led, stayed far side alone and headed halfway, rejoined main group over 6f out, ridden and weakened 4f out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
7th (2) 3 Lady Eclair (IRE) 8-11 J Fanning M Johnston 4 13/2
Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 4f out opened 8/1 touched 8/1
8th (6) dist Lady Hestia (USA) 8-11 T E Durcan M P Tregoning 5 33/1
Tracked leaders, reminders 6f out, weakened over 4f out opened 25/1 touched 33/1
NR (9) Patkai (IRE) 9-0 R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 5

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.80,£1.10,£4.40
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£1.80 2&3:£6.20 1&3:£7.90

Jackpot: £9,325.70, Pool: £26269.81, 2.0 winning tickets
Placepot: £353.40, Pool: £191039.16, 394.55 winning tickets
Quadpot: £55.20, Pool: £13319.64, 178.45 winning tickets


This race lost plenty of its appeal after the withdrawal of Patkai but perhaps he would've been hard pressed on his comeback to deny the gutsy TASTAHIL who saw off all comers from the front under William Buick. This was his first win in seven attempts this year but he showed what he might have to offer when second in the Doncaster Cup and connections were handsomly repaid for their patience today. Sheikh Hamdan was double handed with Akmal also in the field and it was that horse who looked the most likely winner a quarter of a mile from home as he travelled into the race smoothly under Tadgh O'Shea. However, he couldn't go through with his effort and eventually faded into fourth, beaten to the places by the staying-on Motrice and Buxted. This was a career-best by the winner who had previously only triumphed at listed level, but in truth this wasn't a great Group 3 by any means and he could struggle if stepped up in grade in the future. Motrice ran well again with all the allowances and she's clearly at the top of her game. She's another who might struggle in this grade next year though. Buxted, easily outpointed in his last two races at this level, took advantage of Akmal's weak finish to grab third.