13:40 Newmarket

Saturday 14 July 2018

All13:0513:4014:1514:5015:2015:5516:30

bet365 Bunbury Cup Handicap

Class 2  |   7f  |   Good to Firm (Watered)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:40  |   Winning time: 1m 24.36s
Weighed In
1st
12
(16)
7/1
T: Roger FellJ: P Hanagan
Mid-division centre, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, led inside final 100 yards, held on well op 8/1
2nd
½
13
(5)
25/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: R Havlin
Held up in rear stands side, switched left and headway over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, not quite reach winner
2nd
dh
20
(15)
7/1
T: R VarianJ: Jack Mitchell
Tracked leaders centre, headway over 2f out, led overall inside final 2f, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed inside final 100 yards, just held
4th
½
6
(14)
20/1
T: M JohnstonJ: James Doyle
Tracked leader centre, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and every chance, kept on inside final furlong, held towards finish
5th
nk
5
(8)
9/1
T: R CharltonJ: R L Moore
Held up behind centre, driven and headway inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish op 8/1
6th
½
8
(3)
12/1
T: D O'MearaJ: M Harley
Mid-division centre, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, driven and kept on final furlong, never pace to get on terms op 11/1
7th
2
10
(10)
20/1
T: Roger FellJ: T Eaves
Led centre group, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong
8th
nk
16
(19)
20/1
T: C F WallJ: Harry Bentley
Held up behind centre, ridden and outpaced when edged left towards far side over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders
9th
2 ½
17
(18)
12/1
T: M JohnstonJ: J Fanning
Raced alone on far side rail, in touch, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression op 16/1
10th
sh
11
(13)
5/1f
T: George ScottJ: W Buick
Tracked leaders centre, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression tchd 11/2
11th
3 ¼
9
(11)
69-2
25/1
T: R HannonJ: P J Dobbs
Held up behind centre, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders
12th
1
15
(2)
50/1
T: K R BurkeJ: Nicola Currie (3)
Tracked leaders stands side, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong
13th
sh
18
(17)
20/1
T: Rebecca MenziesJ: P J McDonald
Held up towards rear centre, headway over 3f out, driven to chase leaders when hung left towards far side inside final 2f, weakened final furlong
14th
2
19
(1)
33/1
T: C F WallJ: George Wood
Tracked leaders stands side, driven over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong
15th
¾
14
(4)
48-13
6/1
T: M P TregoningJ: Jim Crowley
Led stands side group, overall leader over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong op 7/1 tchd 13/2
16th
1 ¼
3
(6)
8/1
T: W J HaggasJ: D O'Brien
Tracked leaders stands side, driven 3f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong tchd 9/1
17th
1 ¼
2
(7)
20/1
T: M JohnstonJ: J A Heffernan
Raced virtually alone towards stands side group, prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out op 33/1
18th
8
7
(9)
50/1
T: J A OsborneJ: D C Costello
Tracked leaders centre, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out op 66/1

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Non-Runners

4
(20)
Mjjack77
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 4
T: K R Burke  J: Charles Bishop
1
(12)
Speculative Bid210
Weight: 9-10|  Age: 7
T: D R C Elsworth  J: G Mosse

Betting

Forecast

Gilgamesh (5/1), Mukalal (6/1), Burnt Sugar (7/1), Spanish City (7/1), Mubtasim (8/1), Makzeem (9/1), Firmament (12/1), Masham Star (12/1), Mjjack (14/1), Speculative Bid (14/1), Cardsharp (20/1), Muntadab (20/1), Mountain Rescue (20/1), Von Blucher (20/1), Love Dreams (20/1), Shady Mccoy (25/1), Tupi (25/1), Ice Lord (33/1), Borderforce (50/1), Reckless Endeavour (50/1)

Verdict

MUKALAL is an interesting runner here and he was entitled to need his return at Royal Ascot last time. Still lightly raced, he could prove to be the one to beat here if he's improved for wind surgery in the off-season. Spanish Steps is a consistent sort who represents a yard flying and he couldn't be ruled out from the bottom of the weights. Gilgamesh was far from disgraced at Royal Ascot last time and it's likely he's more than capable of winning races from this sort of mark.
  1. Mukalal
  2. Spanish City
  3. Gilgamesh

Previous Winners

2017
Above The Rest
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 6
Weight: 9-1  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: C Lee
  |  
T: T D Barron
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £74,700.002nd: £22,368.003rd: £11,184.004th: £5,592.005th: £2,796.006th: £1,404.00

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