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  • 13:55 Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap1m 6f 132y

  • £40,000 added 3yo+ 11 ran
  • Winner £25,876 2nd £7,700 3rd £3,848 4th £1,924
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 12.28s
  • Off time: 13:55:22

Old Hundred masters Mallard

Course specialist strikes again

Last Updated: 09/09/11 2:49pm

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Ahern wins aboard Old Hundred

Ahern wins aboard Old Hundred

James Fanshawe's Old Hundred (16-1) won the Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap at Doncaster.

The four-year-old bounced back from two below-par performances back at his favourite track where he has a win and two course and distance seconds to his name.

Nanton stayed on well to grab second at 25-1 while Bourne (6-1) held on for third.

Eternal Heart took them along at a steady pace and the principals were soon stacking in behind him in the straight.

Precision Break looked to be full of running under Jamie Spencer but the gaps didn't come as Bourne took it up a furlong out.

Luca Cumani's horse didn't look like hanging on and he had to give way to Old Hundred and Nanton late in proceedings.

Canny

Winning jockey Eddie Ahern said: "I got in a good spot with plenty of cover and just waited for the gap to come which suited him.

"I thought they went a crawl and I could hear jockeys screaming at William Buick to go faster on the leader. I enjoyed that, it was a real buzz."

Trainer of the runner-up, Jim Goldie, said: "We nearly nicked it, in another stride we probably would have but Eddie Ahern rode a canny race on the winner. We were trying to keep out of the wind for as long as we could and then sprint, it nearly worked.

"It was a great ride from Danny Tudhope. Nanton loves racing and is in the Cambridgeshire. He's been in the second and third before so could go there."

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