Ice-cool Spencer produces Bedouin's Story to perfection

Big handicap goes to Saeed bin Suroor’s 40-1 chance.

BEDOUIN'S STORY
BEDOUIN'S STORY Picture: Dubai Racing Club

Bedouin's Story  benefitted from a textbook Jamie Spencer ride to snatch victory in the bet365 Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.

Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, Bedouin's Story was a 40-1 chance after being out of luck since winning in Dubai back in January, but he eventually ran out a clear-cut victor.

The 26 runners split into two groups across the track with Jean Baptiste heading the far side group, while leading fancy Uncle Bryn was among those on the stands rail, along with the eventual winner.

The gambled-on joint-favourite Anmaat looked likely when grabbing the lead a furlong from home – but Spencer was making stealthy progress in behind, picking off his rivals and edging to the lead in sight of the post.

Spencer punched the air in celebration as he came home three-quarters of a length in front of Anmaat, with Ametist finishing third at 22-1, with all three racing up the stands side. Zozimus at 100-1 fared best of those on the far side in fourth.

Bin Suroor said: "We have been running this horse over a mile and he always misses the break. He missed the break in Dubai with Frankie (Dettori), but was still able to win the race.

"I thought running over nine furlongs could help him. I told Jamie to get him to relax and that is his style – it was the right jockey for the right horse.

"I thought he could do something today. He could come back here for the Darley Stakes."

Spencer said: "I sit beside Frankie (in the weighing room) and he's ridden him and won on him in Dubai. He just told me to keeping filling him up and if he's in a good mood he'll come good at halfway.

"I always felt I was going quite well. Even though Jim (Crowley, on Anmaat) got the jump on me three out, I knew I had loads of horse and it was just a case of if the gap came.

"There was a gap between Frankie and David Probert and if it closed I was cooked, but it stayed open thankfully. All these little things help."


At The Races



Newmarket (Rowley)

Saturday, 25th September 2021

5
15:40
(local)

bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 107lbs Type: HCP
GBP £120,000
1m1f TURF GOOD FIRM
5
15:40
(local)
GBP £120,000
1m1f GOOD FIRM

bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 107lbs Type: HCP
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 6. BEDOUIN'S STORY (GB) 6yo G
FARHH (GB) - TIME CRYSTAL (IRE)
J P SPENCER
SAEED BIN SUROOR
$41.00
131lbs
GODOLPHIN

Sales Information

2nd 25. ANMAAT (IRE) 3yo G
AWTAAD (IRE) - AFRICAN MOONLIGHT (UAE)
JIM CROWLEY
OWEN BURROWS
$6.50
121lbs
SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY LTD

Sales Information

3rd 26. AMETIST (GB) 4yo G
DUTCH ART (GB) - ZYKINA (GB)
DAVID PROBERT
W J HAGGAS
$23.00
120lbs
CHEVELEY PARK STUD
4th 32. ZOZIMUS (IRE) 3yo C
FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND (GB) - COMMENT (GB)
W M LORDAN
DONNACHA O'BRIEN
$101.00
117lbs

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5th 24. FASTNET CROWN (IRE) 4yo G
HALLOWED CROWN (AUS) - FASTNET LADY (IRE)
L F ROCHE
M O'CALLAGHAN
$34.00
121lbs

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6th 10. UNCLE BRYN (GB) 3yo G
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - WALL OF SOUND (GB)
ROBERT HAVLIN
JOHN & THADY GOSDEN
$12.00
126lbs

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7th 7. MARIE'S DIAMOND (IRE) 5yo H
FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND (GB) - SINDIYMA (IRE)
ADAM KIRBY
M JOHNSTON
$34.00
130lbs

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8th 29. LONG TRADITION (IRE) 4yo G
SHAMARDAL (USA) - IRISH HISTORY (IRE)
MARCO GHIANI
SAEED BIN SUROOR
$11.00
118lbs
9th 30. NAVAL COMMANDER (GB) 4yo G
FRENCH NAVY (GB) - QUAIL LANDING (GB)
DARRAGH KEENAN
ROBYN BRISLAND
$41.00
118lbs

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10th 35. JEAN BAPTISTE (IRE) 4yo G
INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (IRE) - PIONEER BRIDE (USA)
ALED BEECH
GEORGE BOUGHEY
$51.00
109lbs

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11th 16. LUCANDER (IRE) 4yo G
FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND (GB) - LADY SEFTON (GB)
HECTOR CROUCH
R M BECKETT
$15.00
123lbs

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12th 11. ROPEY GUEST (GB) 4yo G
CABLE BAY (IRE) - HADEEYA (GB)
T P QUEALLY
G G MARGARSON
$81.00
126lbs

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13th 22. GOOD BIRTHDAY (IRE) 5yo G
DABIRSIM (FR) - CHICA LOCA (FR)
OISIN MURPHY
ANDREW BALDING
$29.00
121lbs

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14th 20. ANYTHINGTODAY (IRE) 7yo G
ZOFFANY (IRE) - CORKING (IRE)
DANIEL MUSCUTT
GEORGE BOUGHEY
$34.00
122lbs

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15th 14. IRISH ADMIRAL (IRE) 4yo G
FRENCH NAVY (GB) - MAGADAR (USA)
TOM MARQUAND
W J HAGGAS
$17.00
125lbs

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16th 5. ROYAL MARINE (IRE) 5yo G
RAVEN'S PASS (USA) - INNER SECRET (USA)
PAT COSGRAVE
SAEED BIN SUROOR
$34.00
132lbs
17th 28. CHICHESTER (GB) 4yo G
DANSILI (GB) - HAVANT (GB)
HOLLIE DOYLE
K DALGLEISH
$6.50
119lbs

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18th 1. BELL ROCK (GB) 5yo G
KINGMAN (GB) - LIBERALLY (IRE)
WILLIAM CARVER
ANDREW BALDING
$15.00
133lbs

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19th 23. TRAIS FLUORS (GB) 7yo G
DANSILI (GB) - TROIS LUNES (FR)
M HARLEY
M R CHANNON
$81.00
121lbs

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20th 15. MONTATHER (IRE) 4yo G
DUBAWI (IRE) - LANANSAAK (IRE)
RAY DAWSON
ROGER VARIAN
$26.00
124lbs
21st 19. FANTASTIC FOX (GB) 3yo C
FRANKEL (GB) - VASILIA (GB)
ANDREA ATZENI
ROGER VARIAN
$23.00
123lbs

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22nd 8. INDEED (GB) 6yo G
SHOWCASING (GB) - ARGUMENTATIVE (GB)
B A CURTIS
S A KIRK
$29.00
130lbs

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23rd 2. MAGICAL MORNING (GB) 4yo G
MUHAARAR (GB) - THE LARK (GB)
FRANKIE DETTORI
JOHN & THADY GOSDEN
$10.00
134lbs
24th 37. BALTIC BARON (IRE) 6yo G
SHAMARDAL (USA) - BORN WILD (GER)
KIERAN SCHOFIELD
BRIAN ELLISON
$151.00
107lbs

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25th 9. ASTRO KING (IRE) 4yo H
KINGMAN (GB) - ASTROGLIA (USA)
RYAN MOORE
SIR MICHAEL STOUTE
$10.00
130lbs

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26th 18. POWER OF DARKNESS (GB) 6yo G
POWER (GB) - SUMMERS LEASE (GB)
CALLUM SHEPHERD
MARCUS TREGONING
$81.00
123lbs

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