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  • 16:10 Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes 1m

  • (Group 3) £55,000 added 3yo 12 ran
  • Winner £31,190 2nd £11,825 3rd £5,918 4th £2,948
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 37.44s
  • Off time: 16:11:24

Full result

16:10 Newmarket Result 19th April 2012
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (12) Trumpet Major (IRE) 9-1 R L Moore R Hannon 3 9/2
Raced stand side, tracked leader, led and overall leader over 1f out, drifted right inside final furlong, ran on strongly opened 9/2 touched 6/1 £2000-£320
2nd (10) 5 Crius (IRE) 8-12 P J Dobbs R Hannon 3 4/1
Led stand side group until over 3f out, remained prominent, ridden and led stand side 2f out, headed over 1f out. stayed on to chase easy winner near finish opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £2000-£400
3rd (3) Eastern Sun (IRE) 8-12 W Buick J H M Gosden 3 6/1
Raced center led overall, left alone 6f out, ridden over 2f out, hung left and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd near finish opened 7/1 touched 7/1
4th (9) 2 Ptolemaic 8-12 T Eaves B Smart 3 50/1
Raced stand side, tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong opened 40/1 touched 50/1
5th (11) Mighty Ambition (USA) 8-12 L Dettori M Al Zarooni 3 7/2f
Dwelt raced stand side, in rear, headway 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £2400-£600 £2000-£500(x3) £1400-£400(x4)
6th (8) 1 Campanology 8-12 Johnny Murtagh R Hannon 3 20/1
Raced stand side held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never a factor opened 25/1 touched 25/1
7th (13) ½ Minstrels Gallery (IRE) 8-12 F Tylicki J R Jenkins 3 20/1
Raced stand side, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out opened 28/1 touched 33/1
8th (7) 2 Born To Surprise 8-12 J P Spencer M L W Bell 3 15/2
Awkwardly away, raced center in rear of small group, merged with stand side 6f out, some headway over 1f out, never a factor opened 15/2 touched 9/1
9th (5) ¾ Beaufort Twelve 8-12 Harry Bentley W Jarvis 3 14/1
Raced center tracked leader, merged with stand side 6f out, ridden and weakened 3f out opened 12/1 touched 14/1
10th (1) Miblish 8-12 B Doyle C E Brittain 3 28/1
Raced center close up, merged with stand side 6f out, weakened 2f out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
11th (6) 14 Rayvin Black 8-12 T E Durcan M H Tompkins 3 33/1
Raced stand side, always in rear opened 25/1 touched 33/1
12th (2) Forgotten Hero (IRE) 8-12 Michael Hills C Hills 3 10/1
Pulled hard, raced center chased leader, merged with stand side 6f out, led this group over 3f out until 2f out, soon weakened opened 7/1 touched 10/1
NR (4) Most Improved (IRE) 8-12 K Fallon B J Meehan 3

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££2.40,£1.50,£3.10
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£4.80 2&3:£6.50 1&3:£8.30

Jackpot: £47,092.95 carried forward to Newbury, 20th Apr
Placepot: £120.60, Pool: £87691.72, 530.69 winning tickets
Quadpot: £40.20, Pool: £5848.8, 107.5 winning tickets


Most Improved was a late absentee having been lame on the morning of the race and it opened up the way for TRUMPET MAJOR to run away with the prize in clear-cut fashion. There were two groups in the early stages and Ryan Moore was happy to settle the eventual winner in behind the pace in the stands' side group. He began to angle out for a run with three furlongs to travel and with a clear sight of the front rank, he moved through to challenge inside the final quarter before bursting clear in some style. This is a strong boost for the Dewhurst Stakes form from last backend where Most Improved finished in front of Trumpet Major - though the latter did suffer a troubled passage. We shall have to see what the weekend trials throw up but he looks a player in the Qipco 2000 Guineas, for which his price ranges from 8-1 to 12-1. Crius had raced prominently from an early stage but was no match as his stablemate shot past but he kept on well enough to highlight the tremendous form this week of the Richard Hannon team. Eastern Sun filled the frame after taking a solo path towards the centre of the course. He also waved the white flag fairly quickly and was left trailing in the wake of Trumpet Major before being collared inside the distance by the runner-up. Ptolemaic continues to progress in the headgear and should find a race or two this season while the remainder were pretty well strung out up the Rowley Mile. They were headed by Godolphin's Mighty Ambition, who made a vain attempt to go with the winner when that horse picked up but was soon put in his place. Forgotten Hero had scored well last time in much lesser company at Lingfield and was a bit keen early here. He fell in a hole a furlong and a half from home and was eased so it is back to the drawing board somewhat. He is held in some regard though and this may be worth overlooking. Born To Surprise reared coming out of the stalls and although he tried to get involved, he was soon only going at the one pace in the closing stages. The likes of Beaufort Twelve, Rayvin Black and Minstrels Gallery will all need their sights lowering and should fare better in handicaps.