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Hoof It Dashes to Big York Prize
23/07/11

1 Hoof It 3/1F
2 Tajneed 25/1
3 Ginger Ted 20/1
4 Fathsta 7/1
20 ran Distances: ¾l, ¾l, 1¼l
TIME 1m 12.49s (slow by 1.99s)

Hoof It, owned by top golf agent Chubby Chandler and Lee Westwood, landed a gamble in the Sky Bet Dash at York to stake a strong claim for next Saturday's Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood.

Hoof It
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Hoof It

The Mick Easterby-trained 3-1 favourite powered to the front on the far side in the competitive handicap, putting the race to bed in the final furlong under a strong drive from Kieren Fallon.

Tajneed was three-quarters of a length back in second with Ginger Ted third and Fathsta fourth.

Chandler also looks after last weekend's British Open champion Darren Clarke, as well as Rory McIlroy, and said: "Not quite as good as Sunday, but not far off! The idea is the Stewards' Cup now. He's a great horse and Kieren likes him.

"Lee is in the gym today, he's going to America next week and he didn't want to disrupt his routine. This is a great horse. My mate told me to sell it last year, but I said what's the point? We only do it for a bit of fun and we'd probably never find a horse as good as Hoof It.

"I just want to know why he doesn't run more often - I love it! You get quite a buzz when your horse is favourite and there's 40,000 people cheering it on. Me and Lee like to think we know what we're talking about when it comes to racing, but we don't really.

Fallon said: "I rode a bad race and he got me out of trouble. I went to the wrong side and he did well. I probably would have gone sooner if I could have done. When he gets there he idles a little bit, so the way the race was run was a blessing in disguise really.

"He probably had a harder race than I wanted to give him. The Stewards' Cup is only a week away, it depends how he comes out of this race. It wasn't ideal. He's still a big baby and I don't think you will see the best of this horse until next year."

Easterby said: "He's a hell of a horse. Chubby first got into racing when we tipped him a horse in a selling hurdle at Wetherby a few years ago. I told him I wouldn't mind training one in his colours and here we are.

"He'll go to Goodwood next week, and then the race I'd like to run him is the Portland at Doncaster. It's over five and a half furlongs and that would suit him down to the ground."

 

Position
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Starting Price
Beaten Distance
1
Hoof It
M W Easterby
K Fallon
9st 10lbs
3 - 1
Winner
2
Tajneed
D Nicholls
M O'Connell
9st 7lbs
25 - 1
3/4 length
3
Ginger Ted
R C Guest
James P Sullivan
8st 8lbs
20 - 1
3/4 length
4
Fathsta
D M Simcock
T P Queally
8st 13lbs
7 - 1
1 1/4 length
5
Baby Strange
D Shaw
R FitzPatrick
8st 8lbs
25 - 1
Neck
6
Star Rover
P D Evans
C D Hayes
8st 6lbs
28 - 1
Neck
7
Favourite Girl
T D Easterby
L Betts
8st 10lbs
25 - 1
3/4 length
8
Roker Park
D O'Meara
S De Sousa
8st 10lbs
12 - 1
1 length
9
Irish Heartbeat
R A Fahey
P Hanagan
8st 9lbs
14 - 1
1/2 length
10
Racy
K A Ryan
N Callan
8st 9lbs
8 - 1
Neck
11
Entitled
Sir Michael Stoute
Louis-Philippe Beuzelin
8st 6lbs
13 - 2
1 1/2 length
12
Corporal Maddox
J A Osborne
R Ffrench
8st 8lbs
20 - 1
Head
13
Befortyfour
R C Guest
P M Quinn
8st 6lbs
50 - 1
Nose
14
R Woody
D K Ivory
Hayley Turner
8st 11lbs
22 - 1
1/2 length
15
Singeur
R Bastiman
Lee Newman
9st 1lbs
22 - 1
1/2 length
16
Medici Time
T D Easterby
G Gibbons
8st 8lbs
20 - 1
1 length
17
Silaah
D Nicholls
Adrian Nicholls
8st 12lbs
33 - 1
1 3/4 length
18
Mister Hughie
T D Easterby
T E Durcan
9st 5lbs
25 - 1
1/2 length
19
Midnight Martini
T D Easterby
T P O'Shea
8st 10lbs
16 - 1
3 lengths
20
Swilly Ferry
B W Hills
M Hills
8st 13lbs
20 - 1
3 3/4 lengths
       

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