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  • 15:40 Cesarewitch 2m 2f

  • (heritage Handicap) £160,000 added 3yo+ 32 ran
  • Winner £99,696 2nd £29,856 3rd £14,928 4th £7,472
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 3m 59.10s
  • Off time: 15:46:29

Prosper lands Cesarewitch

Meehan stayer bags Newmarket marathon

Last Updated: 19/10/10 12:14pm

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Aaim To Prosper sticks his neck out close home

Aaim To Prosper sticks his neck out close home

Aaim To Prosper dug deep to land the Cesarewitch at 16/1 for trainer Brian Meehan.

The six-year-old finished seventh in the Newmarket marathon 12 months ago and like last year made his bid for glory some way out.

On this occasion apprentice jockey Louis-Philippe Beuzelin made the move stick and the pair held enough in reserve to repel the sustanied challenge of northern raider La Vecchia Scuola (33/1), winning by a neck.

The well-backed Red Cadeaux looked a likely rival a furlong out but he failed to find the necessary acceleration, eventually fading out of it.

Plymouth Rock (50/1) charged home late to take third place with Ocean's Minstrel (14/1) back in fourth.

Meehan said: "Louis spoke to Frankie Dettori and Martin Dwyer about the horse, walked the track this morning and gave him a real copy-book ride.

"He ran well in the race last year and it's a great result. We will have to talk to the owners about what we do next."

Barbados-born Beuzelin added: "I just let him relax in the first part of the race. I thought I had hit the front too soon but he just took me there.

"He's a horse who can half-think about it, but Martin Dwyer told me just to keep grafting and he did stick his neck out.

"I have been here for two years now and this is definitely my biggest winner."

Found plenty

Cape Dollar (7-2) emerged on top in an exciting three-way finish to the Group Two Rockfel Stakes.

Partnered by Ryan Moore, Sir Michael Stoute's filly pushed on two furlongs out to challenge 9-4 favourite I Love Me, but the latter was still in front a furlong from home.

Cape Dollar found plenty inside the distance though and while Cochabamba emerged from the pack in her bid for place honours, Moore's mount proved half a length too smart.

Cochabamba claimed second with I Love Me a further head back in third.

Stoute and Moore made it a double as Crystal Capella defied a 364-day absence in the Pride Stakes, with the five-year-old winning the Group Two heat back in 2008 and was last seen when finishing second in this race last year.


However, her lengthy lay-off certainly did not seem to hinder her as the 4-1 co-favourite travelled well throughout before Moore produced her two furlongs from home.

Stoute said: "She's a good filly. It is just such a pity she has thrown slow-to-recover splints through her career. She did it after she beat Dar Re Mi at York last season and popped another big splint when she was ready to start off at Sandown in May.

"It has messed up her programme but she shown today how good she is. She is entered in the Hong Kong Vase and may get a pick at that now."

100-30 shot Tastahil notched a stylish victory in the Jockey Club Cup, eventually pulling five lengths clear with Motrice enjoying a two-and-a-half-length cushion back to Buxted in third.

With Patkai declared a non-runner, the Group Two event lost a little of its shine but Tastahil proved a worthy winner over 7-4 favourite Motrice.

William Buick made his move some way out and while Motrice went in pursuit, she had looked a little awkward throughout and just had nothing left to give.

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