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  • 15:45 Somerville Tattersall Stakes 7f

  • (c&g) (group 3) £60,000 added 2yo 9 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 24.59s
  • Off time: 15:46:06

Parky Springs Somerville Surprise

Last Updated: 01/10/09 5:08pm

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Sir Parky springs a 33/1 surprise.

Sir Parky springs a 33/1 surprise.

Rank outsider Sir Parky landed a shock win in the Group Three Somerville Tattersall Stakes at Newmarket by making every yard of the running.

It brought up an unlikely double for Hughes and Hannon, and obviously took by surprise the more fancied runners in the seven-furlong contest.

Hughes wasted no time in driving his mount to the fore and never eased up on the 33-1 chance, urging him all the way to the line to hold off the fast-finishing Sebastian Flyte by half a length.

Hughes, who couldn't believe the price of his mount, said: "They dropped him in the last day and I don't know why.

"I always ride him from the front and he kills horses that way and gallops them into the ground.

"I didn't like him at the start of the year but he has grown on me and is very tough.

"He was drifting a bit left but I was out there on my own so I let him drift as I didn't want to disturb his momentum."

Willie Supple, rider of the runner-up, said: "He ran a very good race, I thought I would get Richard in the dip but it wasn't to be. The ground was a bit quick but the trip was no problem and he'd have no trouble getting another furlong."

Paul Cole, trainer of Mata Keranjang, said: "There is a chance he might run in a Group One in Italy, but it's 50-50 whether he is finished or not for the year. I'll talk to his owner but he has run well and will be better over further next year."

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