Betfred Cesarewitch
Heritage Handicap,
Newmarket 15:40
£250,000 added, 3yo plus,
2m 2f, Class 2   
Saturday 14th October 2017

Trainers Quotes

1 Withhold 5/1F
2 London Prize 16/1
3 Lagostovegas 10/1
4 Dubawi Fifty 14/1
34 ran NR: Landsman Distances: 3¾l, 5l, 2¼l
Time: 3m 45.59s (slow by 1.59s)

Favourite Withhold wins for Roger Charlton and Silvestre de Sousa

Withhold
© Racehorse Photos

Withhold
Withhold had run just once previously this season, finishing third at Newbury three weeks ago on what was his first start since joining Roger Charlton from the yard of Charlie Hills.

With champion jockey-elect Silvestre de Sousa in the saddle, the 5/1 favourite was never too far off the pace and was sent into the lead before the home turn.

After having taken a few strides out of the field, De Sousa angled towards the stands' rail and Withhold saw out the marathon distance well to score by three and three-quarters of a length.

London Prize was second and Lagostovegas third.

Charlton told ITV Racing: "It doesn't normally work, but this one has. I think Silvestre gave him a very enterprising ride, to have him up there from a wide draw. He's a very nice horse and winning these races are very memorable. 

"It was a demolition job, really."

De Sousa said: "Mr Charlton left everything to me. He quickened all the way to the line. He has done it very well. He's a lovely horse and he should improve."

Charlton feels his charge is capable of making his mark in Pattern class in due course.

He added: "I was very lucky. Some good judges decided that this was the horse to be bought from the Horses In Training sales. He had a lovely break during the winter I insisted on the horse being gelded. He was a big, burly horse then.

"He'd proved he stays two miles. I thought if we didn't run him he wouldn't go up in the handicap, so we waited until three weeks ago.

"We ran him over a mile and a half and I thought he ran very well and the form worked out quite well. It was a case of presenting him on the day fit and ready to go.

"I think he is a good stayer and why wouldn't he end up being a player in Group race? The way he has won that looks like he ought to win more races. He has absolutely demolished them."

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Betfred Cesarewitch (Heritage Handicap)
£250,000 added, 3yo plus, 2m 2f, Class 2
34 ran
Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (24) Withhold 5/1f S De Sousa
8-8
R Charlton 4
2nd (28) London Prize 16/1 James Doyle
9-2
Ian Williams 6
3rd (5) 5 Lagostovegas (IRE) 10/1 R L Moore
8-12
W P Mullins 5
4th (19) Dubawi Fifty 14/1 G Lee
8-11
Karen McLintock 4
5th (18) ¾ Getback In Paris (IRE) 66/1 S W Kelly
9-1
R Hughes 4
6th (17) hd Swamp Fox (IRE) 14/1 G F Carroll
8-11
J G Murphy 5
7th (4) Byron Flyer 16/1 Fran Berry
9-0
Ian Williams 6
8th (11) ½ Duke Street (IRE) 33/1 Hector Crouch (3)
8-9
Dr R D P Newland 5
9th (10) ½ Cape Caster (IRE) 100/1 S Hitchcott
8-9
Evan Williams 6
10th (8) nk Who Dares Wins (IRE) (ex4) 7/1 Tom Marquand
9-4
A King 5
11th (33) ¾ Taws 50/1 David Egan (3)
8-10
B R Millman 6
12th (25) Arthur Mc Bride (IRE) (ex4) 80/1 L P Keniry
8-9
N A Twiston-Davies 8
13th (30) Magic Circle (IRE) 25/1 Callum Rodriguez (3)
9-9
R M Beckett 5
14th (29) 1 Snow Falcon (IRE) 12/1 P Hanagan
9-4
N Meade 7
15th (32) ½ Oceane (FR) 40/1 Georgia Cox (3)
8-13
A King 5
16th (27) ¾ Rolling Maul (IRE) 50/1 Joshua Bryan (5)
8-6
P Bowen 9
17th (12) 1 Time To Study (FR) (ex4) 11/1 P McDonald
8-13
M Johnston 3
18th (20) Euchen Glen 20/1 P Mulrennan
8-12
J S Goldie 4
19th (23) 1 Mirsaale 66/1 Rowan Scott (5)
9-4
K Dalgleish 7
20th (21) nk Aurora Gray 33/1 Charlie Bennett (3)
8-6
H Morrison 4
21st (7) 1 John Constable (IRE) 10/1 Jim Crowley
8-9
Evan Williams 6
22nd (35) Frederic 50/1 Finley Marsh (5)
8-9
K Dalgleish 6
23rd (36) Star Rider 33/1 R Kingscote
8-11
H Morrison 5
24th (9) Shrewd 20/1 Jamie Gormley (7)
9-3
I Jardine 7
25th (2) 9 Swashbuckle 40/1 Oisin Murphy
8-11
A M Balding 4
26th (26) s.h Friday Night Light (FR) 66/1 T E Durcan
8-7
D Pipe 4
27th (1) ½ Digeanta (IRE) 50/1 K J Manning
8-13
W P Mullins 10
28th (14) ¾ Fun Mac (GER) 50/1 A Kirby
9-10
H Morrison 6
29th (6) First Mohican 28/1 Hollie Doyle (3)
9-4
A King 9
30th (16) 7 Tawdeea 100/1 P J Dobbs
9-5
D O'Meara 5
31st (22) 1 Watersmeet 40/1 J Fanning
9-8
M Johnston 6
32nd (15) 2 Laws Of Spin (IRE) (ex4) 25/1 Andrea Atzeni
9-8
W P Mullins 4
33rd (13) 43 Poyle Thomas 50/1 George Wood (3)
8-9
M Madgwick 8
NR (34) Landsman (IRE) Non Runner
8-9
A J Martin 4
Also Ran: Endless Acres (IRE)