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17:10 Newmarket

bet365 Bunbury Cup (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £120,000 added
  • Winner: £74,700
  • 2nd: £22,368
  • 3rd: £11,184
  • 4th: £5,592
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 23.99s
  • Off Time: 17:10:46
  • 16 Ran
3rd
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4th
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8/1

    1(20)
    Silk - Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap

    Buckstay (IRE)

    21 p DCD
    7/1
    • Form 1518-35
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 109

    held up, towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, kept on same pace

    2(12)
    Silk - Royal blue
    10/1
    • Form 244510
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 109

    held up, in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages

    3(1)
    Silk - Pink, Light Green cross belts, White sleeves, Light Green cap
    9/1
    • Form 00-0902
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 104

    chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on strongly well inside final furlong, never reached winner

    4(11)
    Silk - White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap
    11/1
    • Form 009776
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 104

    slowly into stride, pushed along in rear, never dangerous

    5(9)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap

    Mutawathea

    21 p
    9/1
    • Form 6-25320
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 102

    led, strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on well

    6(4)
    Silk - Yellow, purple disc, yellow sleeves, purple spots, quartered cap
    • Form 15-0450
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 102

    mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well, never a threat

    7(3)
    Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
    16/1
    • Form 1/41900-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 101

    steadied start, held up, never dangerous

    8(2)
    Silk - Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond

    Emell

    24 b D
    20/1
    • Form 868020
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 101

    mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    9(13)
    Silk - Pink, dark blue stars, pink cap
    25/1
    • Form 00-2090
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 100

    tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    10(17)
    Silk - Red and black stripes, red sleeves
    12/1
    • Form 141/10
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 100

    mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, soon eased, pulled up over 1f out

    11(19)
    Silk - Mauve and purple diamonds, mauve sleeves, purple cap
    25/1
    • Form 939-100
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 100

    tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong

    12(18)
    Silk - Dark blue and red (quartered), white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap
    40/1
    • Form 4803-87
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 100

    held up, towards rear, under pressure halfway, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never nearer

    13(10)
    Silk - Emerald green, pink star, striped sleeves and cap
    33/1
    • Form 01-5840
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 100

    steadied start, held up, in rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    14(8)
    Silk - Purple and White (quartered), White sleeves
    8/1
    • Form 9-90540
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 99

    with leader, hard driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    15(14)
    Silk - Grey, maroon stripe, maroon and grey check cap
    • Form 9-83673
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 99

    mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well

    19(5)
    Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap

    Growl

    14 BF
    8/1
    • Form 0-44411
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 93

    raced keenly, in touch, effort over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure

    17(16)
    NR
    • Form 10-4050
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 99

    NonRunner

    20(15)
    NR
    16/1
    • Form 45824-0
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 98

    NonRunner

    18(6)
    NR
    20/1
    • Form 9/730-58
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 99

    NonRunner

    16(7)
    NR
    20/1
    • Form 0-01703
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 99

    NonRunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    The usual large field for this long-established handicap in which another chance is afforded to MUTAWATHEA. The Crisford gelding was a fine second in the Victoria Cup and ran well in the Wokingham Stakes, beaten just over 5l despite clearly finding the trip too short. He needs everything to drop right but Robert Havlin knows him well and he's a value selection. Buckstay finished ahead of the selection in the Wokingham and was narrowly behind when third in the Victoria Cup so he seems sure to be in the shoot-out too. With conditions to suit, he should run a really big race with the ever-improving George Wood claiming a valuable 7lb. Flash Fire won that Victoria Cup but needs to put behind him whatever went wrong when last of 26 in the Wokingham, whilst Heaven's Guest looks to have been prepared specifically for this race in which he was successful two years ago. At the foot of the weights, both Growl and Kickboxer, the latter in a first-time hood, are of interest stepping up to this trip for the first time.

    Formwatch

    Buckstay (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Raced far side, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 28, 3 1/4l behind Outback Traveller (9-1) at Ascot 6f hcp stks (2) gs in Jun.

    Flash Fire (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Raced far side, held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 28, 21 3/4l behind Outback Traveller (9-1) at Ascot 6f hcp stks (2) gs in Jun.

    Heaven's Guest (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Jallota (9-9) at York 7f hcp stks (2) gd in May.

    Bossy Guest (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Towards rear, far side, outpaced 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 28, 3l behind Portage (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcp (2) sft in Jun.

    Mutawathea 20-1 (9-3) Raced far side, prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace of leaders in centre, 11th of 28, 5l behind Outback Traveller (9-1) at Ascot 6f hcp stks (2) gs in Jun.

    Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Raced far side, chased leaders, kept on same pace inside final furlong, not pace of leaders in centre, 13th of 28, 5 3/4l behind Outback Traveller (9-1) at Ascot 6f hcp stks (2) gs in Jun.

    Tanzeel (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 15th of 17, 15 1/2l behind Buckstay (9-1) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Oct.

    Emell 50-1 (9-1) Mid-division, far side, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when not much room inside final furlong, 18th of 28, 6 1/2l behind Portage (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcp (2) sft in Jun.

    Majestic Moon (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Raced centre, chased leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 23rd of 28, 10 1/4l behind Outback Traveller (9-1) at Ascot 6f hcp stks (2) gs in Jun.

    Glorious Empire (IRE) 5-6fav (9-6) In rear and in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) sft in Aug beating Crowdmania (8-7) by 1l, 4 ran.

    Accession (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Raced far side, in touch in mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong but not pace of principals in centre, 16th of 28, 7l behind Outback Traveller (9-1) at Ascot 6f hcp stks (2) gs in Jun.

    Farlow (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 15, 11 1/4l behind Accession (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) sft in Apr.

    B Fifty Two (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Raced far side, held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and beaten over 1f out, 26th of 28, 15 1/4l behind Outback Traveller (9-1) at Ascot 6f hcp stks (2) gs in Jun.

    Glory Awaits (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Towards rear, far side, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 11th of 28, 4 1/4l behind Portage (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcp (2) sft in Jun.

    Golden Steps (FR) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sound Advice (9-1) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd in May.

    Growl 15-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear of mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Windsor 6f hcp (2) sft in Jun beating Rio Ronaldo (8-13) by 2l, 14 ran.

    Boomshackerlacker (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, centre, outpaced when groups merged over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms, 19th of 28, 7 1/2l behind Portage (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcp (2) sft in Jun.

    Squats (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 23rd of 26, 20 1/4l behind Flash Fire (9-6) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.

    Kickboxer (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Growl (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp (2) sft in Jun.

    Perfect Pasture 25-1 (9-6) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on into 3rd towards finish, no chance with winner, 3rd of 17, 4 3/4l behind Blaine (8-8) at Epsom 6f hcp stks (2) gs in Jun.