bet365 Mile
Group 2, Sandown 15:35
£100,000 added,
4yo plus,
1m, Class 1  
Friday 27th April 2018

1 Addeybb 6/4F
2 Stormy Antarctic 9/2
3 Aljazzi 7/1
8 ran Distances: 2¾l, nk, 2l
Time: 1m 45.48s (slow by 5.48s)

Addeybb wins for William Haggas and James Doyle

Addeybb
© Grossick Racing Photography
Addeybb

Addeybb, owned by Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, backs up his Lincoln win with an easy success in the Group 2.

He can now expect to ply his trade in the big league after making a real impression on his first outing in Pattern-race company.

Last seen routing his rivals in the Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster, the William Haggas-trained four-year-old did the same to those facing him in this Group Two contest, turning it into a one-horse race. 

Sent on with around a furlong to run, the 6-4 favourite quickly went through the gears before defeating Stormy Antarctic by two and three-quarter lengths.

Haggas’ wife, Maureen, said: “He has done that nicely enough. He is just such a nice, straightforward horse. He has got a great temperament and tries his guts out and you can’t ask for much more than that. He is a grand horse.

“He had been great since the Lincoln. I think he (owner) is talking about going for the Lockinge. He rang up and said ‘Lockinge, Lockinge, Lockinge’. I think that is where he is aiming at.

“He handles this ground, but he is a good mover so I’m not sure he has to have it.

“If he comes out of this OK that (Lockinge) is the obvious place to go next.”

Ed Walker could send Stormy Antarctic to Europe before venturing further afield to North America later in the season.

He said: “I’m delighted with him. He has just run into a very progressive horse.

“He was a bit fresh and gassy early on, which is never very helpful, and there was not much room when he got rocking and rolling, but on the day he was beaten by a better horse. 

“We will just go pot hunting around Europe as there are plenty of good options to pick up plenty of money. We might try a Grade One in North America later in the year.

bet365 Mile (Group 2)
£100,000 added, 4yo plus, 1m, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Good to Soft

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (8) Addeybb (IRE) 6/4f James Doyle
9-1
W J Haggas 4
2nd (5) Stormy Antarctic 9/2 P Cosgrave
9-1
Ed Walker 5
3rd (4) nk Aljazzi 7/1 W Buick
8-12
M Botti 5
4th (7) 2 Robin Of Navan (FR) 14/1 L Dettori
9-1
H J L Dunlop 5
5th (6) Here Comes When (IRE) 13/2 Jim Crowley
9-1
A M Balding 8
6th (2) ½ Sovereign Debt (IRE) 14/1 J P Sullivan
9-1
Mrs R Carr 9
7th (3) nk Khafoo Shememi (IRE) 10/1 R L Moore
9-1
R Hannon 4
8th (1) ¾ Mr Owen (USA) 25/1 Oisin Murphy
9-1
D M Simcock 6