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  • 15:45 AgriArgo UK Tractor Challenge Handicap 1m

  • (Str) £20,000 added 3yo+ 10 ran
  • Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 1m 39.62s
  • Off time: 15:46:49

Dettori is Man Of Action

Fast ground key to Newmarket bid

Last Updated: 10/09/11 4:56pm

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Dettori: Getting cover was crucial for victory

Dettori: Getting cover was crucial for victory

Man Of Action put down a marker for the Betfred Cambridgeshire when winning the AgriAgro UK Tractor Challenge Handicap at Doncaster.

With intended mount Sarrsar a non-runner, Frankie Dettori switched to Saeed bin Suroor's charge who was covered up for much of the contest before finishing strongly to reel-in Eton Forever and win well.

"It's a big advantage to ride horses that come from behind today because there's such a strong headwind.

"I was shielded until the final furlong and my horse showed a good turn of foot. It's not easy doing the donkey work in front."

The sponsors cut him to 12-1 for the Cambridgeshire and that is now the plan.

"He likes to be switched off at the back and kept nice and relaxed. We'll keep our options open but the Cambridgeshire is an option if the ground is suitable," the winning trainer confirmed.

"He really likes fast ground, that's the key to him, he's always shown plenty of speed on it at home."

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