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  • 15:50 Weatherbys Super Sprint5f 34y

  • £250,000 added 2yo 24 ran
  • Winner £122,925 2nd £52,275 3rd £24,600 4th £14,750
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 0m 59.50s
  • Off time: 15:52:45

Peniaphobia picked up a big pot in the Weatherbys Super Sprint

Last Updated: 20/07/13 4:27pm

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Peniaphobia flashes past Oasis Town en route to Super Sprint glory

Peniaphobia flashes past Oasis Town en route to Super Sprint glory

The somewhat aptly named Peniaphobia (5/1) picked up a big pot when landing the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury.

The juvenile, whose name means a fear of poverty, collected the first prize of over £120,000 when coming with a sustained late challenge to deny Richard Hannon yet another winner of this sales race.

The field split into two groups with the majority heading over towards the stands' side where Oasis Town showed up well for a long way while the 4/1 favourite, Lilbourne Lass, had only four or five for company on the far side.

That lack of horses to race with may well have proved costly for Jimmy Quinn's mount as she had nothing to race with after burning off her rivals well over a furlong from home.

It looked as though she may well last home but Paul Hanagan and Penaphobia came flying down the centre of the track and, despite the colt edging to his left, picked up the filly to score by a neck.

An ecstatic Fahey hailed the result as a triumph for the smaller owner.

The race is worth £250,000 and Fahey said: "I'm delighted for the owners and I told them this was their race. This is a great race for the smaller owner, and I told them I had targeted the horse at the race.

"It's a great race to win, it's been Richard Hannon's race and I just joked with him it's about time someone else won it."

Hanagan said: "My horse was getting lonely in the middle but when he saw the other horse he went again and there was plenty left. It means a lot (to win the race for Fahey) - it's fantastic to give the old boss a winner in a race like this."

Richard Hannon Jnr said of Lilbourne Lass: "She was a bit on her own but ran a very good race. She's decent."

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