Bet365 Bunbury Cup
Heritage Handicap,
Newmarket 15:30
£120,000 added, 3yo plus,
7f, Class 2   
Saturday 13th July 2019

1 Vale Of Kent 13/2
2 Solar Gold 4/1F
3 Admirality 12/1
4 Spanish City 7/1
17 ran NR: Aces, Kynren, Shady McCoy
Distances: ½l, ½l, nk Time: 1m 22.69s (fast by 0.31s)

Vale Of Kent wins for Johnston and Dettori

Mark Johnston's Vale Of Kent had more than enough in hand to hold off the late challenge of favourite Solar Gold by half a length and have his odds trimmed from 25-1 to 16-1 for the Unibet Golden Mile at Goodwood with the race sponsors. 

Charlie Johnston, son and assistant trainer, said: “He ran a bad race at Newcastle and I don’t know what went wrong that day.

“The horse has had a lot of issues through the spring. He went to the Royal Hunt Cup first time out this year and actually ran a massive race.

“Maybe Newcastle came a bit soon for him as it was only a week later. I thought he looked a million dollars in the paddock beforehand today.

“I guess it will be a coin toss between the International at Ascot or the Golden Mile at Goodwood, or maybe both. I think seven is his perfect trip, but if you are going to get away with a mile, Goodwood is a good place.”

Bunbury Cup (Heritage Handicap)
£120,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f, Class 2
17 ran
Going: Good to Firm

POS DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1      Vale Of Kent 4 8-13 Mark Johnston Frankie Dettori 13/2

2 ½  Solar Gold 4 8-10 William Haggas James Doyle 4/1F

3 ½  Admirality 5 8-8 Roger Fell Tom Eavee 12/1

4 nk Spanish City 6 8-10 Roger Varian Andrea Atzen 7/1

5 nk Lake Volta 4 9-3 Mark Johnston Ryan Moore 14/1

6 ½  Ripp Orf 5 8-7 David Elsworth Gerald Mosse 8/1

7 ¾  So Beloved 9 9-5 David O'Meara Daniel Tudhope 16/1
8 nse Sanaadh 6 8-8 Michael Wigham Jimmy Quinn 50/1

9 nse Good Effort 4 8-9 Ismail Mohammed Sean Levey 33/1

10 ½ Zap 4 8-5 Richard Fahey Kevin Stott
14/1
11 1½  Ambassadorial 5 8-10 6ex 2 Jane Chapple-Hyam J F Egan
11/1
12 nk Hajjam 5 8-6 David O'Meara Chris Hayes 33/1

13 1¼ Crossing The Line 4 9-0 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 8/1

14 2¼ Keyser Soze 5 9-2 Richard Spencer Stevie Donohoe 16/1

15 1¾ Alemaratalyoum 5 8-8 Stuart Williams Wayne Lordan 25/1

16 nse Three Saints Bay 4 9-0 David O'Meara Harry Bentley 33/1

17 4½ Burnt Sugar 7 9-2 Roger Fell Shane Kelly 14/1

12 NR Aces 7 8-10 6ex Ian Williams NON RUNNER
14 NR 3 Shady McCoy 9 8-9 Ian Williams NON RUNNER

05 NR Kynren 5 9-1 David Barron NON RUNNER

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