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  • 15:25 totesport Victoria Cup 7f

  • (Handicap) £85,000 added 4yo+ 28 ran
  • Winner £52,964 2nd £15,861 3rd £7,930 4th £3,970
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 26.49s
  • Off time: 15:29:28

Victoria glory for Hawk

Hawkeyethnoo set to return to Ascot for the Wokingham

Last Updated: 07/05/11 4:07pm

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Hawkeyethenoo - a deserved success at Ascot.

Hawkeyethenoo - a deserved success at Ascot.

Hawkeyethenoo was a fluent winner of the Victoria Cup at Ascot.

Jim Goldie's charge was always travelling strongly upped to seven furlongs and after hitting the front a furlong out, went on to win cosily by two-and-a-half lengths under apprentice rider Gary Bartley.

The 15-2 winner was selected at 12-1 by Ben Linfoot as his value bet in the race, and was chased home by Manassas (25-1), Nasri (20-1) and Brae Hill (9-1).

And 3lb claimer Bartley, who is an important cog in Goldie's operation, was enjoying his finest success.

He said: "I came down with the horse last night and this makes it worthwhile.

"He's only been over seven furlongs once before but he has won over a mile at Beverley.

"He's very relaxed which helps him and he travels in his races, you can put him anywhere you want.

"He might win the boss his Ayr Gold Cup that he's always wanted.

"I hope I get to keep the ride on him now."

Goldie added: "Gary rides the horse at home and he rode him very confidently, it was good for him to get a big chance.

"He is very speedy and talented but the key is to get him settled out of the stalls.

"He'll probably go for the Wokingham at Royal Ascot now."

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