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  • 15:35 Betterbet European Free Handicap 7f

  • (listed) £45,000 added 3yo 10 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 27.22s
  • Off time: 15:35:37

Full result

15:35 Newmarket Result 15th April 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (2) Ouqba 8-9 R Hills B W Hills 3 4/1
Always prominent, led 2f out, ran on well opened 4/1 touched 4/1 £2700-£600 £2250-£500 £4000-£1000 £4000-£1000 £2000-£500(x4) £1600-£400
2nd (8) Awinnersgame (IRE) 8-11 J P Murtagh J Noseda 3 7/2f
Mid-division, headway over 2f out, hung left and chased winner over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong opened 7/2 touched 4/1 £4000-£1000 £1750-£500
3rd (1) ½ Penny's Gift 8-6 R L Moore Richard Hannon 3 6/1
Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong opened 11/2 touched 6/1
4th (4) Rose Diamond (IRE) 8-5 A Munro R Charlton 3 14/1
Mid-division, headway and switched right over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong opened 14/1 touched 14/1
5th (7) Marine Boy (IRE) 9-0 R Kingscote Tom Dascombe 3 13/2
Took keen hold, led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 8/1 touched 9/1
6th (5) nk Snoqualmie Girl (IRE) 8-8 Martin Dwyer D R C Elsworth 3 25/1
Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never reached leaders, weakened inside final furlong opened 20/1 touched 25/1
7th (3) Art Connoisseur (IRE) 9-7 J P Spencer M L W Bell 3 10/1
Held up in rear, pulled hard, not clear run from 2f out until 1f out, eased inside final furlong opened 15/2 touched 10/1 £5000-£500
8th (6) ¾ Courageous (IRE) 8-6 R Mullen B Smart 3 6/1
Tracked leaders, pulled hard, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 13/2 touched 7/1
9th (10) hd Wildcat Wizard (USA) 8-5 E Ahern P F I Cole 3 25/1
Held up, raced keenly, effort on outside and hanging right over 2f out, weakened final furlong opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £8000-£200
10th (9) nk Saxford 8-9 S W Kelly Mrs L Stubbs 3 16/1
Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 16/1 touched 16/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £5.10 Tote Place: £2.00,1.80,2.10
Straight Forecast: £17.84 Exacta: £19.80 Swingers: 1&2:5.00 2&3:3.80 1&3:7.20

Placepot: £19.70, Pool: £93017.81, 3446.07 winning tickets
Quadpot: £8.60, Pool: £4329.46, 370.78 winning tickets

Verdict

A race run at a steady gallop and won impressively by OUQBA. He settled well under Richard Hills and showed a smart turn of foot to settle matters at the furlong pole. He is lilely to stay at seven furlongs and the Jersey Stakes looks a logical target. Awinnersgame could also head to the Royal Ascot contest although he may turn out to be best at sprint distances. Penny's Gift ran her usual solid race but as admirable as she is, won't be easy to place this term. Rose Diamdond shaped as though needing at least a mile, in contrast Marine Boy looked all speed although he was edgy beforehand and lost a hind shoe in the race. Courageous reportedly finished lame while disappointment of the race was Art Connoisseur who took a fierce hold through the early stages and was never able to land a blow. Connections will be pleased to get the run into him but any thoughts of a 2000 Guineas tilt have been shelved.