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  • 13:25 Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes 5f

  • (Group 2) £70,000 added 2yo 10 ran
  • Winner £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 0m 59.23s
  • Off time: 13:26:18

Requinto edges Childers

Wachman ace bounces back at Doncaster

Last Updated: 09/09/11 1:52pm

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Requinto (R): Doncaster winner

Requinto (R): Doncaster winner

Requinto (100-30 favourite) was a narrow winner of the Group Two Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster on Friday.

David Wachman's Dansili colt held on by a short head under Wayne Lordan from the fast-finishing Burwaaz (6-1).

Caledonia Lady (20-1) denied Lilbourne Lad in the battle for third place.

Vocational took them along at a decent clip with Lordan sat just off the leader in second, perennial front-runner Burwaaz having to settle in third in the early exchanges.

As Mark Johnston's filly faded inside the final furlong Requinto took it up and got first run on Burwaaz, who was closing with every stride as the winning post loomed.

Fantastic

Paul Smith, representing the winning owners, said: "He's very ground dependant and Wayne gave him a fantastic ride. He got him in a beautiful position, settled him and he quickened well.

"The ground is crucial as we saw here, it went against him at York. We'll maybe look at the Middle Park or even Abbaye now. It will depend on the ground but he deserves to take his chance. If he gets his conditions he's going to be competitive against whoever he faces at five furlongs."

Lordan added: "He's very progressive and he jumped and travelled and really put his head down when I asked him.

"Five furlongs is his trip and fast ground is the key to him. At York he travelled for two and a half furlongs then couldn't pick up on that ground."

Ed Dunlop said of Burwaaz: "He really deserves to win a stakes race. He's a scopey horse, though, so we've got next season to look forward to. The jockey (Richard Hills) is keen to go for the Cornwallis next."

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