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Caspar Netscher Grabs Greenham Stakes Prize
21/04/12

1 Caspar Netscher 3/1
2 Boomerang Bob 20/1
3 Bronterre 8/11F
NR: Tales Of Grimm (USA), Top Offer
5 ran Distances: 1l, 1¾l, 18l
TIME 1m 32.32s (slow by 9.32s)

Caspar Netscher produced a surprise of sorts in landing the AON Greenham Stakes at Newbury for Alan McCabe.

Caspar Netscher
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Caspar Netscher

In a race hit by the ground-enforced absence of Top Offer and Tales Of Grimm, Dewhurst fourth Bronterre was sent off the 8-11 favourite. Ryan Moore's mount was keen in the opening exchanges in tracking leader Spiritual Star, but all looked well approaching the quarter-mile marker.

However, he did not go clear in the manner expected, and was collared by Boomerang Bob before Caspar Netscher (3-1) swamped them both at the furlong pole when switched to the stands rail, recording a length success under Shane Kelly.

McCabe said: "He'd got the best form in the race. He didn't relish the ground, but he wanted to win. He improved all of last year and he's still improving from what we have seen.

"He's got to go for the (2000) Guineas and Charles (Wentworth, owner) had an agreement that whoever rode him in the Greenham will ride him in the Guineas."

Richard Hannon said of Bronterre: "They went off too fast. I thought he'd go away and win, but that didn't happen. We will just have to see how he is."

 

Position
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Starting Price
Beaten Distance
1
Caspar Netscher
A J McCabe
S W Kelly
9st 0lbs
3 - 1
Winner
2
Boomerang Bob
J W Hills
S Sanders
9st 0lbs
20 - 1
1 length
3
Bronterre
R Hannon
R L Moore
9st 0lbs
8 - 11
1 3/4 length
4
Rebellious Guest
G G Margarson
T P Queally
9st 0lbs
9 - 1
18 lengths
5
Spiritual Star
A M Balding
J Fortune
9st 0lbs
8 - 1
18 lengths
NonRunner
Tales Of Grimm
Sir Michael Stoute
Non Runner
9st 0lbs
-
NonRunner
Top Offer
R Charlton
Non Runner
9st 0lbs
-
       

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