Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 16:05
£65,000 added,
3yo only, 1m, Class 1
Thursday 17th April 2014

1 Toormore EvsF
2 The Grey Gatsby 16/1
3 Postponed 8/1
6 ran Distances: 2l, 1¾l, 2¼l
TIME 1m 35.42s (slow by 0.12s)

Toormore extended his unbeaten record to four with victory in the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes at Newmarket.

Toormore
© Caroline Norris
Toormore

Richard Hannon's colt, champion two-year-old last season, was carrying a 3lb penalty for his Group One success in the National Stakes and was handy throughout under Ryan Moore.

The Grey Gatsby kept him company up front and was his only serious challenger inside the final furlong, but connections will have been pleased with the way he knuckled down close home to win by two lengths as the even-money favourite.

Luca Cumani's Postponed caught the eye finishing well into third, but the big disappointment of the race was Godolphin's Be Ready. Well supported throughout the day, he never looked happy at any stage in the hands of Silvestre de Sousa and finished tailed off.

Hannon said: "He idled a bit and had a lot of daylight but every time Ryan gave him a kick he went on. He's not a flashy horse and he was never going to come here and win by six lengths even if he could.

"He is going to give the owners a lot of pleasure, has come here and won his trial and goes to the Guineas with a very good chance."

PREMIUM NAPS: Overall Profit: +£24.825,00
Ahead of the field. Not a single losing month since inception.

Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes
£65,000 added, 3yo only, 1m, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places


Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
SP
Distance
1
Toormore
R Hannon
R L Moore
9st 3lbs
1 - 1
Winner
2
The Grey Gatsby
K A Ryan
J P Spencer
9st 0lbs
16 - 1
2 lengths
3
Postponed
L M Cumani
Andrea Atzeni
9st 0lbs
8 - 1
1 3/4 length
4
Patentar
M Botti
W Buick
9st 0lbs
40 - 1
2 1/4 lengths
5
Anjaal
R Hannon
P Hanagan
9st 3lbs
16 - 1
7 lengths
6
Be Ready
S bin Suroor
S De Sousa
9st 0lbs
7 - 4
28 lengths
       

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