Betfred Mile

Heritage Handicap 15:00
£150,000 added,
3yo plus, 1m, Class 2
Friday 4th August 2017


1 Master The World 6/1
2 Tony Curtis 14/1
3 Birchwood 16/1
4 Withernsea 12/1
17 ran NR: Arcanada, Belgian Bill, El Vip, Here Comes When, Hors De Combat)
Distances: ¾l, shd, ¾l Time: 1m 41.34s (slow by 5.14s)

Another fantastic ride by Ryan Moore to win on Master Of The World

Master The World
© Racehorse Photos
Master The World
Master Of The World made it one place better this year in the Betfred Mile, today's £150,000 feature handicap, having finished second in 2016. Sent off  the 6/1 second favourite, he won by three quarters of a length from Tony Curtis.
Winning trainer David Elsworth said: "Yes, I think if I were speaking on behalf of the horse, I wouldn't even talk to you!
"People talk about stats, but he's won three races out of I don't know how many races (40), and he's been beaten noses and short-heads in race such as the Cambridgeshire and in this race last year.
"He's won a lot of money and beaten a lot of horses to do it. He's been in wonderful form and we hoped he could win. You need a bit of luck in a race like this - and it transpired it went our way for a change!
"He's got tons of ability, he really has, horseracing is a very complex and difficult thing to understand, and I don't really understand it and have been doing it for a few years now!
"He has considerable ability, he is Group Three class or even a Group Two horse, but when you get these handicaps, old professionals, and they duck and dive, it is hard work out there.
"People don't understand they are running as fast as hard as they can and it hurts sometimes and they get stopped, and they get disenchanted and things. It is nice he had his day in the sun."

When asked about jockey Ryan Moore, Elsworth said: "Ryan's the man you want in your corner, I feel sorry for Pat Dobbs, who rode him last year and would have ridden him, but is unfortunately suspended so we had to make do with Ryan!"
Chris Benham, part-owner, said: "We are part-time racehorse owners and we own a construction company. Master Of The World has been so unlucky. Our company is called HG Construction and sometime we say it's 'Have a Go', well, Master Of The World always has a go.
"Today he was lucky, but he had Ryan Moore on board, who absolutely is the best.
"But we are delighted. Kevin [Quinn] and I have owned him for a long time and we love him. We are totally committed to this sport and we love the enjoyment, but it is lovely to win."


Betfred Mile (Heritage Handicap)
(formerly known as The Golden Mile)
£150,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 2
17 ran
Going: Soft

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (3) Master The World (IRE) 6/1 R L Moore
D R C Elsworth 6
2nd (6) ¾ Tony Curtis 14/1 S M Levey
R Hannon 4
3rd (2) s.h Birchwood (IRE) 16/1 J P Spencer
R A Fahey 4
4th (7) ¾ Withernsea (IRE) 12/1 T Hamilton
R A Fahey 6
5th (10) ¾ One Word More (IRE) 25/1 D Allan
T D Easterby 7
6th (18) Masham Star (IRE) 12/1 P McDonald
M Johnston 3
7th (4) nse Zhui Feng (IRE) 14/1 M Dwyer
Mrs A J Perrett 4
8th (15) nse Boomshackerlacker (IRE) 33/1 F Sweeney
George Baker 7
9th (20) nse Mythical Madness 50/1 D Tudhope
D O'Meara 6
10th (8) nk Mustashry 14/1 Jim Crowley
Sir Michael Stoute 4
11th (9) ¾ Blair House (IRE) 5/1f W Buick
C Appleby 4
12th (11) 1 Greenside 9/1 M Harley
H Candy 6
13th (1) s.h GM Hopkins 13/2 Andrea Atzeni
J H M Gosden 6
14th (17) 5 Sir Roderic (IRE) 33/1 W Carson
B R Millman 4
15th (22) Gossiping 28/1 S W Kelly
G L Moore 5
16th (13) 6 First Selection (SPA) 28/1 G Lee
S Crisford 4
17th (14) G K Chesterton (IRE) 17/2 James Doyle
C Appleby 4
NR (16) Here Comes When (IRE) (ex3) Non Runner
A M Balding 7
NR (21) Arcanada (IRE) Non Runner
Tom Dascombe 4
NR (5) Hors De Combat Oisin Murphy
D J Coakley 6
NR (19) Belgian Bill Non Runner
George Baker 9
NR (12) El Vip (IRE) Non Runner
L M Cumani 4