Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup 2012  

2011 result

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Times Up Bounces Back in Lonsdale Cup

1 Times Up 11/1
4 High Jinx 10/1
6 Lost In The Moment 14/1
11 ran Distances: 2¼l, ½l, 3¾l
TIME 3m 34.64s (slow by 5.14s)

Times Up, in the hands of the in-form William Buick, bounced back to form to land the Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup at York for veteran trainer John Dunlop.

Times Up
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Times Up

The Arundel handler has endured a largely disappointing season to date and Times Up was an 11-1 chance having failed to make a serious impact on his last three starts.

Hot favourite Saddler's Rock set a sedate gallop for much of the two-mile journey but was soon swallowed up in the straight, and though there were plenty in with a chance entering the closing stages it was Times Up who finished best of all to grab the Group Two prize by two and a quarter lengths.

High Jinx and Lost In The Moment were second and third respectively.

Buick said: "He travelled so well, I got a nice lead and he's won very easily. It was just a case of not getting there too soon.

"He's come back to his best. All he does is travel and he's picked up very well. He's got quite a lot of speed for a stayer. He's surprised me and it's a very nice spare ride to get."

Dunlop added: "I couldn't be more delighted. We've not had enough winners this season, but this is grand.

"He likes it here. I was surprised with the tactics employed on Saddler's Rock and the ground worried me beforehand. A flat, left-handed track is perfect for him. William said he had to take a pull halfway up the run-in and he's done it nicely.

"There's a very limited programme for the stayers. He may go to France or the race at Ascot on Champions Day."


Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup
(British Champions Series) (Group 2)
£140,000 added, 3yo plus, 2m 88y, Class 1
11 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

Starting Price
Beaten Distance
Times Up
J Dunlop
William Buick
9st 1lbs
11 - 1
High Jinx
J R Fanshawe
G Lee
9st 1lbs
10 - 1
2 1/4 lengths
Lost In The Moment
S bin Suroor
S De Sousa
9st 1lbs
14 - 1
1/2 length
S bin Suroor
L Dettori
9st 1lbs
4 - 1
3 3/4 lengths
W P Mullins
J P Spencer
9st 1lbs
12 - 1
2 1/4 lengths
Askar Tau
M P Tregoning
T E Durcan
9st 1lbs
16 - 1
1 1/2 length
L M Cumani
K Fallon
9st 1lbs
7 - 1
1 1/2 length
J H M Gosden
T P O'Shea
9st 1lbs
33 - 1
13 lengths
Saddler's Rock
J M Oxx
N G McCullagh
9st 1lbs
13 - 8
1 3/4 length
Glen's Diamond
R A Fahey
T Hamilton
9st 1lbs
33 - 1
1/2 length
Solar Sky
Sir H R A Cecil
I Mongan
9st 1lbs
25 - 1
10 lengths

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