Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Trophy
BOBIS race, Newmarket
£200,000
3yo only,
1m 2f, Class 0
Thursday 17th April 2014

1 Sudden Wonder 7/1
2 Observational 9/1
3 Seagull Star 100/30
NR: Ophir, Shafrah (IRE)
14 ran Distances: hd, 3½l, 1½l
TIME 2m 4.00s (slow by 3.50s)

Godolphin's great start to the season continued as Sudden Wonder edged out Observational in Newmarket's £200,000 Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Trophy.

Sudden Wonder
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Sudden Wonder

Trainer Charlie Appleby won two similar contests last season with Wedding Ring, and Sudden Wonder brought some smart maiden form to the table having raced against fellow Godolphin inmates Outstrip and Pinzolo.

Racing on the far side, Sudden Wonder took up the running entering the dip but Observational soon joined him and the pair enjoyed a ding-dong battle in the final furlong, with Mickael Barzalona's mount prevailing by a head.

Roger Charlton will be thrilled with Observational, having just his second start, while similar comments will apply to William Haggas and the third home, Seagull Star. However, the favourite, Aidan O'Brien's Johann Strauss, was well beaten and remains a maiden despite finishing second in the Racing Post Trophy.

The race was delayed by around 10 minutes after Richard Hannon's Shafrah escaped from under the stalls and completed the whole course with his saddle under his belly.

Appleby said: "I thought he came into this season with a nice two-year-old profile and I ran him in this race rather than a Listed race because I wanted him to experience a bit of hustle and bustle and learn a bit more.

"He's a big, raw horse. There are really no goals, he is entered in the Dante Stakes, that might be aiming a bit high but we'll take a look at some of the trials and see how he comes out of the race."

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200,000 Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Trophy (BOBIS race)
3yo only, 1m 2f, Class 0
14 ran
Going: Good, good to firm in places


Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
SP
Distance
1
Sudden Wonder
C Appleby
M Barzalona
9st 5lbs
7 - 1
Winner
2
Observational
R Charlton
James Doyle
9st 5lbs
9 - 1
Head
3
Seagull Star
W J Haggas
G Lee
9st 5lbs
10 - 3
3 1/2 lengths
4
Emaratiya Ana
R Varian
Andrea Atzeni
9st 0lbs
66 - 1
1 1/2 length
5
Lyn Valley
M Johnston
J Fanning
9st 5lbs
25 - 1
1 1/4 length
6
Johann Strauss
A P O'Brien
J P O'Brien
9st 5lbs
13 - 8
1 length
7
Hunters Creek
J H M Gosden
W Buick
9st 5lbs
11 - 2
2 lengths
8
Cadeaux Power
C E Brittain
R L Moore
9st 0lbs
66 - 1
1 1/4 length
9
Munfallet
D H Brown
J P Spencer
9st 5lbs
100 - 1
3 3/4 lengths
10
Maxie T
M Johnston
S De Sousa
9st 5lbs
66 - 1
4 lengths
11
Roskilly
A M Balding
David Probert
9st 5lbs
66 - 1
1 1/4 length
12
Lanark
M Johnston
A Kirby
9st 5lbs
33 - 1
3/4 length
13
Ganymede
Eve Johnson Houghton
Jim Crowley
9st 5lbs
100 - 1
11 lengths
14
Dancealot
C E Brittain
F Tylicki
9st 0lbs
66 - 1
15 lengths
NR
Shafrah
R Hannon
P Hanagan
9st 5lbs
-
NR
Ophir
W R Muir
M Dwyer
9st 5lbs
-