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  • 15:40 Haynes, Hanson & Clark Conditions Stakes 1m

  • (Str) £15,000 added 2yo 7 ran
  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 39.84s
  • Off time: 15:42:24

Wentworth on target

French Derby mooted as possible 2013 target

Last Updated: 21/09/12 4:17pm

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Wentworth: Justified favouritism in Newbury feature

Wentworth: Justified favouritism in Newbury feature

Wentworth justified 8-11 favouritism in the Haynes, Hanson & Clark Conditions Stakes at Newbury under Richard Hughes.

Richard Hannon's charge looked momentarily in trouble when switched to the stands' rail a furlong out as runner-up Chief Havoc (9-2) had hit the front and set sail for home.

However just as he had when winning at the York Ebor Meeting, the son of Acclamation showed a smart turn of foot to hit the front 150 yards from the post and win by three-quarters of a length.

Sky Bet make the winner a 20-1 chance for next year's Investec Derby and 25-1 for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas.

Hannon said: "It looked a bit sweaty for a minute, but he got the job done in the end. I'll have to talk to the firm back at Coolmore to see what we do, but I might just finish him off for the season. He'll be some horse next year."

Hughes added: "I thought that was impressive. He got a bit lit up in the gate, but I think I went by a good horse.

"He's still very weak and he needs a winter on his back. I'm not sure he's a Guineas horse, he could be more of a French Derby horse."

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