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  • 15:35 Bet At bluesq.com European Free Handicap 7f

  • (Listed) £30,000 added 3yo 6 ran
  • Winner £17,031 2nd £6,456 3rd £3,231 4th £1,611
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 24.06s
  • Off time: 15:35:29

Full result

15:35 Newmarket Result 13th April 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (6) Pausanias 8-12 R Hughes Richard Hannon 3 10/3
Held up in touch on outer, ridden to challenge when edged right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, readily opened 3/1 touched 7/2 £7000-£2000 £1050-£300 £1500-£500 £1650-£600
2nd (1) 1 Rerouted (USA) 9-4 M Hills B W Hills 3 6/1
Led, ridden over 2f out, headed and stayed on inside final furlong opened 6/1 touched 6/1
3rd (2) Utley (USA) 9-7 William Buick J H M Gosden 3 12/1
Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed to go 3rd inside final furlong opened 12/1 touched 14/1
4th (4) ¾ The Paddyman (IRE) 9-3 R L Moore W J Haggas 3 9/2
In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not troubled leaders opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £2500-£500(x3) £2250-£500
5th (5) Elzaam (AUS) 9-7 R Hills R Varian 3 15/8f
Dwelt, prominent after 1f, ridden and every chance when edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 5/2 touched 5/2 £5500-£2000 £2750-£1000 £2200-£800 £1100-£400 £5000-£2000 £2250-£500 £1125-£500 £4000-£2000(x3) £2000-£1000(x3) £1000-£500(x2) £800-£400
6th (3) Majestic Dubawi 8-11 N Callan M R Channon 3 7/1
Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong opened 6/1 touched 8/1 £3000-£500

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.90 Tote Place: £2.30,1.90
Straight Forecast: £22.12 Exacta: £19.70 Swingers: 1&2:2.40 2&3:5.70 1&3:8.10

Jackpot: £5,147.52 carried forward to Newmarket, 14th Apr
Placepot: £25.00, Pool: £71405.72, 2081.16 winning tickets
Quadpot: £16.80, Pool: £4858.88, 212.84 winning tickets

Verdict

Rerouted ran well in his attempt to provide Barry Hills with a hat-trick in this race following the successes of Red Jazz and Ouqba but found the concession of 6lbs to PAUSANIAS beyond him. Rerouted made the most of his draw in stall one and was jumped out into the lead by Michael Hills who set a good gallop aboard the son of Stormy Atlantic with the race being run in a good time. Rerouted had finished fourth behind Roderic O'Connor on his final start at two and paid something of a compliment to the Guineas fancy although he did enjoy the run of the race. Pausanias raced in the middle of the track, a couple of lengths off the pace; he made up the ground on the leader quite easily before lugging in towards Rerouted in the final furlong, slightly hampering Elzaam in the process. He was always doing enough, however, and was good value for the length winning margin. Utley has been highly tried having run in a Group One and two Group Twos prior to this contest; he had disappointed at Meydan last month but fared better here in keeping on for third and will benefit from being stepped back up in trip. The field were fairly tightly bunched throughout but The Paddyman deserves some credit in coming from last place to chase home the placed horses on a day where those to have raced close to the pace have fared well. He never looked like getting there but can step up on this reappearance. Elzaam was well-backed with a first time visor replacing blinkers (sire's progeny have a good record in headgear) but he seemed to be coming to the end of his tether when slightly interfered with by the winner and this was disappointing. Majestic Dubawi holds Guineas and Oaks entries but was readily outpointed having held a prominent position early; she was slightly impeded in the domino effect caused by Pausanias leaning in but Neil Callan only had to stop riding momentarily and it made no difference to her finishing position.