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  • 15:00 500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy7f

  • £500,000 added 2yo 16 ran
  • Winner £270,550 2nd £110,700 3rd £49,250 4th £24,550
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 24.34s
  • Off time: 15:01:32

Full result

15:00 Newmarket Result 1st October 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (6) Coupe de Ville (IRE) 9-3 R Hughes Richard Hannon 2 8/1
Held up mid-division, lost place when short of room and hampered halfway, switched right and headway entering final 2f, edged left inside final furlong, ridden to lead towards finish opened 8/1 touched 8/1
2nd (14) 1 Tell Dad 9-3 R Mullen Richard Hannon 2 7/1
Tracked leaders, ridden and switched right over 1f, stayed on to go 2nd post opened 15/2 touched 15/2
3rd (12) ½ Mehdi (IRE) 9-3 S W Kelly B J Meehan 2 17/2
Led, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd post opened 10/1 touched 10/1
4th (9) Alkazim (IRE) 9-3 C O'Donoghue D Wachman 2 18/1
Tracked leaders, ridden to press leader over 1f out, kept on, unable to quicken inside final furlong opened 20/1 touched 22/1
5th (5) hd Entifaadha 9-3 R Hills W J Haggas 2 9/4f
Close up, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong opened 5/2 touched 11/4
6th (15) Charitable Act (FR) 9-3 S J Drowne W R Muir 2 100/1
Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, never nearer opened 100/1 touched 100/1
7th (8) nse Talwar (IRE) 9-3 J P Murtagh J Noseda 2 9/2
Went right start, with leader after 1f, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong opened 5/1 touched 5/1
8th (16) ¾ Hazaz (IRE) 9-3 T G McLaughlin C E Brittain 2 33/1
Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong opened 28/1 touched 33/1
9th (13) Daghash 9-3 J-P Guillambert C E Brittain 2 100/1
Towards rear, never on terms opened 100/1 touched 100/1
10th (7) ¾ Dance With Me (IRE) 9-3 N Chalmers A M Balding 2 100/1
In rear, short lived effort 2f out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
11th (3) ¾ Sovereign Debt (IRE) 9-3 P Cosgrave M L W Bell 2 20/1
In touch, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out opened 22/1 touched 22/1
12th (1) Miblish 9-3 T P Queally C E Brittain 2 13/2
Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out opened 5/1 touched 7/1
13th (4) 2 Jupiter Storm 9-3 M Hills G L Moore 2 33/1
Dwelt and hampered start, always in rear opened 33/1 touched 33/1
14th (2) 2 Noor Zabeel (USA) 9-3 S Hitchcott M R Channon 2 40/1
In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out opened 40/1 touched 40/1
15th (11) 4 Rock Supreme (IRE) 9-3 T Hamilton M Dods 2 80/1
In touch, weakened over 2f out opened 80/1 touched 80/1
16th (10) ½ Ukrainian (IRE) 9-3 J Fanning M Johnston 2 100/1
In touch, ridden and lost place after 3f opened 100/1 touched 100/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £9.10 Tote Place: £2.10,2.20,3.40
Straight Forecast: £58.87 Exacta: £33.80 Trifecta: £491.80 Swingers: 1&2:4.70 2&3:11.80 1&3:15.40

Placepot: £21.40, Pool: £71922.8, 2442.54 winning tickets
Quadpot: £9.60, Pool: £3955.75, 302.54 winning tickets

Verdict

Richard Hughes had been aboard COUPE DE VILLE when he could finish only fifth behind Tell Dad in a similar contest over C&D a fortnight ago and he had been surprised at the result that day but his judgement was vindicated here despite meeting with interference. He has held his form well since finishing second on debut to stablemate and subsequent Group Two winner Chandlery on debut, beating Mehdi in his maiden and winning a Listed race at Salisbury on fairly testing ground. He had to move very wide in able to start his challenge and was initially quite hard ridden to close the ground but he picked up in good fashion on meeting the rising ground and readily extended his advantage under hands and heels in the final few yards. A step back up to a mile will suit this colt who has a Racing Post Trophy entry and, while that will be flying too high, he certainly looks capable of winning at least a Group Three on this evidence. This was Tell Dad's ninth start of the season and he has proved a real money-spinner for connections; he is likely to be hard to place next season and it would be no surprise if he were moved on at one of the end of season sales. Mehdi rather enjoyed the run of things against the rail but was certainly entitled to finish where he did having got the better of Samitar in a similar race on the July Course. He has fulfilled his initial promise since being fitted with a tongue strap and should stay further next season if he trains on after a busy year. Entifaadha and Talwar were the form picks coming into the contest but both now have something to prove having held every chance. The former was already under the pressure when rolling around a little entering the Dip and, although he did keep on, he never really looked like taking the contest. The form of the Acomb has taken a few knocks and he looks like falling short of initial expectations at this stage but should train on next season. Connections had no excuses for Talwar's disappointing performance in the National Stakes and, although running better, he didn't dispel those concerns, weakening rather tamely having raced up with the pace. It's possible that the faster ground wasn't ideal but it may also be that he has had enough for the season. Alkazim is still a maiden but had run the Royal Lodge third Wrote to a short-head in a maiden before chasing home Tell Dad around a fortnight prior to this; he more or less ran to form with the runner-up and should have little difficulty opening his accounts when his sights are lowered. Miblish is the only Racing Post Trophy and Dewhurst entry from his yard and had landed the odds when sent off a well-backed favourite on debut at Newbury. He was expected to take a hand here as a result but weakened out of contention in the final two furlongs. He is worth another chance to confirm his initial promise as this may have come too soon in his career and was only a fortnight after his debut.