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  • 14:40 New William Hill iPhone App Cammidge Trophy 6f

  • (Listed) £33,000 added 3yo+ 14 ran
  • Winner £18,714 2nd £7,095 3rd £3,551 4th £1,769
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 11.71s
  • Off time: 14:41:39

The Cheka strikes in Cammidge

New trip sparks win for Johnson Houghton ace

Last Updated: 31/03/12 3:14pm

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The Cheka (R): Cammidge winner

The Cheka (R): Cammidge winner

The Cheka pipped Jimmy Styles to land the Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster.

Eve Johnson Houghton's charge (12-1) was dropping back to six furlongs for the first time in his career but showed a willing attitude late in the day under Neil Callan to collar last-year's winner Jimmy Styles (12-1).

The front-running Mayson (13-2) ran well back in third, with 9-4 favourite Sirius Prospect running a disappointing race further back.

"He's always run well first time out and this gives us options now," said Johnson Houghton.

"We were a bit worried the pace might be a shock for him as it looked a good race but he handled it.

"He's a legend to us, that's three times he's won first time out now and if he'd joined Dandy Nicholls or somebody and was running over six he'd probably have been well fancied today.

"Just because he'd stayed with us he'd been dismissed.

"He might go for the Victoria Cup next or the Duke Of York."

Callan added: "I've been riding him for the last two weeks and he couldn't have been better."

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