Bet365 Bunbury Cup
Heritage Handicap,
Newmarket 15:50
£100,000 added, 3yo plus,
7f, Class 2   
Saturday 10th July 2021

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1 Motakhayyel 11/2
2 Fundamental 5/1
3 Lord Rapscallion 33/1
4 Shine So Bright 22/1
18 ran NR: Karibana, Raising Sand
Distances: 3½l, 1¼l, nk Time: 1m 24.03s (slow by 0.73s)

Already a dual winner on the July Course for trainer Richard Hannon – including in this race 12 months ago – the Shadwell Estate-owned Motakhayyel was a well-backed 11-2 chance to land the £100,000 contest for a second time in the hands of Frankie Dettori.

Stepping down in class after finishing second in the Group Three Criterion Stakes over the course and distance last month, Motakhayyel travelled like a dream before bounding three and a half lengths clear, with Fundamental best of the rest in second.

Hannon said: “He’s a gentleman of a horse and has been for years. He’s such a pleasure to have around.

“He’s struggled between a rock and a hard place in handicaps and Listed races. He ran a very good race here in the Criterion and I watched the race today on the same TV I watched it on last year.

“He’s in the mile race at Goodwood and we’ll speak to Angus (Gold) and Richard (Hills) and see what they want to do.”

Dettori, riding his first winner of this year’s July Festival, said: “He took me by surprise – I still had a double handful two out and he kept finding.

“Richard told me Jim (Crowley, owners’ retained rider) was going to York and I couldn’t do the weight for John (Gosden, trainer of Fundamental). Richard told me to get on this horse as he loves Newmarket and he was right.

“I didn’t expect him to win like he did. He’s a very long horse with a long stride and I’m not sure he’d enjoy turning tracks.”

Bunbury Cup (Heritage Handicap)
£100,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f, Class 2
18 ran
Going: Good to Firm, Good in places

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (3)     Motakhayyel 5 9-10 Richard Hannon Frankie Dettori 11/2
2 (14)
Fundamental 3 8-7 John & Thady Gosden Martin Harley 5/1
3 (10)
Lord Rapscallion 5 8-8 Stuart Williams Hollie Doyle 33/1
4 (6)
nk Shine So Bright 5 9-2 Andrew Balding Silvestre De Sousa 22/1
5 (5)
½ Tadleel 6 8-7 Richard Fahey Paddy Mathers 5/1
6 (4)
dht Kimifive 6 8-6 Joseph Tuite Cieren Fallon 25/1
7 (13)
shd Cliffs Of Capri 7 8-12 Jamie Osborne Dougie Costello 40/1
8 (19)
nk Ropey Guest 4 8-13 George Margarson Tom Queally 33/1
9 (11)
nk Perotto 3 8-8 6ex Marcus Tregoning William Buick 9/2
10 (1)
½ Ametist 4 8-11 6ex William Haggas Tom Marquand 4/1F
11 (16)
½ Symbolize 4 9-3 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 9/1
12 (12)
Gabrial The Wire 5 8-5 Richard Fahey Jane Elliott 50/1
13 (20)
1 National League 4 8-6 Richard Fahey Joe Fanning 20/1
14 (18)
½ On A Session 5 8-7 David Barron Ray Dawson 33/1
15 (17)
Jumaira Bay 4 8-10 6ex Roger Varian Jack Mitchell 10/1
16 (8)
1 Revich 5 8-10 Richard Spencer Sean Levey 33/1
17 (9)
¾ Count Otto 6 8-11 Amanda Perrett Joey Haynes 80/1
18 (7)
Boardman 5 8-11 Tim Easterby Rob Hornby 16/1
NR 2 (2) Raising Sand 9 9-3 Jamie Osborne NON RUNNER
NR 11 (15) Karibana 4 8-10 Richard Hughes NON RUNNER

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