Weatherbys Super Sprint
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Newbury 15:35
£250,000 added,
2yo only,
5f 34y, Class 2    
Saturday 21st July 2019

1 Bettys Hope 14/1
2 Show Me Show Me 33/1
3 Mighty Spirit 6/1
24 ran NR: Seraphinite Distances: hd, 1¼l, ½l
Time: 1m 5.32s (slow by 6.22s)

Trainer Rod Millman put his name on the Weatherbys Super Sprint roll of honour 22 years after his first success in the £250,000 prize when Bettys Hope and Silvestre de Sousa headed Show Me Show Me in the final stride of the Newbury showpiece.

Bettys Hope rescued the bookies from a bit of a hammering, as she beat the hot favourite and ante-post gamble Ventura Rebel into fourth, although most firms paid out on that placing.

The daughter of Anjaal was picked up at Ascot Sales for a song by Millman’s wife, Louise – something of a surprise considering the filly is out of a half-sister to champion sprinter Kyllachy.

Celebrating his biggest success, Millman explained: “My wife is watching racing at a motor circuit with our son James. She picked out this filly at the sale and as there was no interest she paid just three grand.

“So I just rang my wife and told her, ‘what’s yours is mine!’.”

Millman can point to the popular stayer Sergeant Cecil as his other notable achiever and recalled Lord Kintyre winning this race in its infancy.

He added: “We still have Lord Kintyre in the yard, aged 24. And Bettys Hope can hopefully go on from this. I was a bit nervous when she stood up in her stall, but thankfully all was well and I thought Silvestre gave her a fantastic ride.”

But it was a case of what might have been for Richard Fahey, who along with Show Me Show Me and Ventura Rebel, was also responsible for the third home, Mighty Spirit.

Weatherbys Super Sprint
£250,000 added, 2yo only, 5f 34y, Class 2
24 ran
Going: Good to Soft

POS DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1       Bettys Hope 2 8-1 Rod Millman Silvestre De Sousa 14/1
2 hd Show Me Show Me 2 8-10 Richard Fahey Paddy Mathers 33/1
3 Mighty Spirit 2 8-9 Richard Fahey P J McDonald 6/1
4 ½ Ventura Rebel 2 9-0 Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan 5/4F
5 ¾ Ocasio Cortez 2 8-4 Richard Hannon Franny Norton 50/1
6 ½ Separate 2 8-6 Richard Hannon Andrea Atzeni 14/1
7 ¾ Electric Ladyland 2 8-6 Archie Watson Luke Morris 20/1
8 shd Never In Paris 2 8-8 K R Burke Ben Curtis 5/1
9 ¾   Odyssey Girl 2 8-2 Richard Spencer Liam Jones 33/1
10 Audio 2 8-10 Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs 33/1
11 nk  Dearly Beloved 2 8-7 Keith Dalgleish Rowan Scott 100/1
12 ½ Clay Regazzoni 2 8-12 Keith Dalgleish Jim Crowley 33/1
13 Bacchalot 2 8-2 Richard Hannon John Fahy 150/1
14 nk  Emten 2 8-8 Jamie Osborne Nicola Currie 16/1
15 ¾ Taxiwala 2 9-1 Archie Watson Oisin Murphy 20/1
16 Manolith 2 8-9 David O'Meara James Watson 100/1
17 ½ Charlemaine 2 8-6 Paul Cole Josephine Gordon 80/1
18 ¾ Baileys In Bloom 2 8-3 Richard Fahey Royston Ffrench 33/1
19 1 Great Dame 2 8-9 David O'Meara David Probert 50/1
20 Dynamighty 2 8-5 Richard Spencer Sean Kirrane 100/1
21 shd Maybellene 2 8-2 George Scott Jimmy Quinn 66/1
22 4   Kyllwind 2 9-0 Martyn Meade James Doyle 80/1
23 River Of Kings 2 8-9 Keith Dalgleish Fergus Sweeney 150/1
24 21 Daddies Diva 2 8-0 Rod Millman Raul Da Silva 20/1
17 NR 9104 Seraphinite 2 8-6 Jamie Osborne NON RUNNER

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