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  • 14:35 Emaar Middle Park Stakes 6f

  • (Group 1) £150,000 added 2yo 16 ran
  • Winner £92,721 2nd £35,152 3rd £17,593 4th £8,764
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 10.75s
  • Off time: 14:38:17

Full result

14:35 Newmarket Result 8th October 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (8) Crusade (USA) 8-12 J A Heffernan A P O'Brien 2 25/1
Tracked leader centre, effort to lead group inside final 2f, soon ridden, challenged 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on opened 25/1 touched 25/1
2nd (11) ¾ Lilbourne Lad (IRE) 8-12 R Hughes R Hannon 2 8/1
In touch stands side, chellenged 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish opened 8/1 touched 8/1
3rd (13) hd Reply (IRE) 8-12 R L Moore A P O'Brien 2 9/1
Tracked leader stands side, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, lost 2nd near finish opened 11/1 touched 11/1
4th (1) hd Balty Boys (IRE) 8-12 Michael Hills C Hills 2 40/1
Raced alone far side rail, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held near finish opened 50/1 touched 50/1
5th (7) hd Caspar Netscher 8-12 R Winston A J McCabe 2 5/1j
Slowly into stride, behind stands side, not clear run and switched left towards stands side rail inside final 2f, headway 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish opened 5/1 touched 5/1
6th (5) s.h Saigon 8-12 Johnny Murtagh J A R Toller 2 10/1
Behind centre, came towards stands side and headway into mid-division 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reached leaders opened 14/1 touched 14/1
7th (10) 1 West Leake Diman (IRE) 8-12 L Dettori C Hills 2 66/1
Led centre group, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong opened 100/1 touched 100/1
8th (15) 1 B Fifty Two (IRE) 8-12 S Sanders C Hills 2 40/1
Led overall on stands side rail, ridden inside final 2f, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong opened 40/1 touched 50/1
9th (6) nk Tough As Nails (IRE) 8-12 G F Carroll Michael Mulvany 2 25/1
Chased leaders centre, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong opened 25/1 touched 25/1
10th (12) ½ Family One (FR) 8-12 O Peslier Y Barberot 2 5/1j
Tracked leaders stands side, outpaced 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong opened 11/2 touched 6/1 £5000-£800 £1650-£300(x2)
11th (14) hd Justineo 8-12 K Fallon W J Haggas 2 25/1
Chased leaders, stand side, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms opened 25/1 touched 25/1
12th (9) Samminder (IRE) 8-12 W Buick P W Chapple-Hyam 2 20/1
Mid-division centre, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened inside final furlong opened 16/1 touched 20/1
13th (4) Rebellious Guest 8-12 T P Queally G G Margarson 2 8/1
Slowly into stride, behind centre, headway into mid-division 3f out, outpaced 2f out, weakened final furlong opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £4500-£500
14th (3) nk Arnold Lane (IRE) 8-12 S Hitchcott M R Channon 2 80/1
Towards rear centre, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous opened 66/1 touched 80/1
15th (2) hd Burwaaz 8-12 R Hills E A L Dunlop 2 12/1
Chased leaders centre, ridden over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong opened 12/1 touched 12/1
16th (16) 18 Bapak Chinta (USA) 8-12 P Makin K A Ryan 2 11/2
Tracked leaders stands side rail, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon weakened and behind, eased final furlong opened 5/1 touched 11/2

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££11.70,£3.20,£3.90
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£72.50 2&3:£13.60 1&3:£93.40

Placepot: £119.90, Pool: £179163.6, 1090.07 winning tickets
Quadpot: £35.40, Pool: £10573.35, 220.53 winning tickets


A surprise result, and questionable form, but an interesting race nonetheless. Victory went the way of prominent racer CRUSADE under Seamie Heffernan, and on first inspection it would appear that up with the pace was the place to be. He raced more down the centre of the track than many, skipped a length or two clear a furlong out, and then found plenty of reserves when challenged inside the final furlong to hang on for a gritty win. He was dropping in trip here, and the feeling might be that this son of Mr Greeley out of a sprint mare might struggle to be as effective over a mile next season. Runner-up Lilbourne Lad ran a cracker, moving into contention from midfield with two furlongs to run. He didn't have to shoulder a penalty here unlike earlier in the season, and it showed, as he put in a powerful performance and seemed to relish hitting the rising ground coming out of the dip. Reply finished third, and did best of those who raced on the stands side rail. He was never too far off the pace and looked as if he might pounce on the rail, but couldn't run down his stablemate. Balty Boys ran a season best in fourth. His close-up run may lead people to question the form (perhaps rightly so), however his jockey made a bold move to try and make all on the far side and it nearly paid off. He was only a nostril out of the places and only lost out in the dying strides. The talking point of the race is probably Caspar Netscher. Searching for his third top level win of the year, after Gimcrack and Mill Reef successes, he was badly outpaced by halfway, having fluffed the start slightly, before absolutely rocketing home. He cannot be classed as unlucky, as he got the gaps, but would surely have caught the winner in another 10 strides and lost little caste in defeat. He probably heads to the Breeders' Cup, and after this run connections may favour the mile race. Two others ran cracking races - namely Saigon and West Leake Diman. The former stayed on from off the pace and looks more than ready for another furlong, whilst the latter was always up with the pace in the centre of the track and ran a gallant race in defeat. B Fifty Two ran well but could never quite get to the leading bunch, whilst Family One travelled well for a long way (held up) but ultimately flattered to deceive and was well-beaten. The other well-fancied runner, Bapak Chinta, showed good pace to lead on the stands rail but he quickly got shuffled back before the race started in earnest and he trailed in last. This was disappointing, and he looked beaten even before the longer trip became an issue; this wasn't his true running.