Newmarket 17:55

Close Brothers Premium Finance Handicap
1m 2f 0y • Class 4 • EW 1/5 1,2,3

Result
1st Old Persian @ 5/2 3 tips
2nd Dukhan @ 9/1
3rd Istanbul Sultan @ 13/2 1 tip
Odds & Stats
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Old Persian
Bow Street
Istanbul Sulta...
Dukhan
Casey Jones
Baileys Excele...
Jazeel
Beautiful Memo...
Danceteria
Regimented
Opening Current Move
Old Pers... 4.00 3.50 0.00
Bow Stre... 7.50 4.33 0.33
Istanbul... 6.00 7.50 0.00
Dukhan 10.00 10.00 1.00
Casey Jo... 6.00 12.00 1.00
Baileys ... 17.00 15.00 0.00
Jazeel 21.00 17.00 0.00
Beautifu... 8.50 17.00 0.00
Danceter... 26.00 21.00 0.00
Regiment... 11.00 21.00 4.00
Tips Blog Tips Blog Stake
Old Pers... 3 1 2 Back
Beautifu... 3 1 5 Back
Casey Jo... 2 1 5 Back
Danceter... 2 - - Back
Bow Stre... 1 2 5 Back
Istanbul... 1 2 5 Back
Baileys ... 0 2 1 Back
Jazeel 0 - - Back
Dukhan 0 2 2 Back
Regiment... 0 2 2 Back
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
C Appleby & W Buick 193 48 45 24.87 48.19
C Appleby & James Doyle 59 17 14 28.81 52.54
W J Haggas & S De Sousa 6 0 1 0.00 16.67
H Palmer & L Dettori 10 1 2 10.00 30.00
J H M Gosden & K T O Neill 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
M Johnston & J Fanning 139 17 20 12.23 26.62
M R Channon & Charles Bishop 42 6 2 14.29 19.05
S bin Suroor & William Cox 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
D Menuisier & P Hanagan 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
R Hannon & R L Moore 42 3 5 7.14 19.05
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
C Appleby 383 90 92 23.50 47.52
C Appleby 383 90 92 23.50 47.52
W J Haggas 304 31 49 10.20 26.32
H Palmer 187 20 45 10.70 34.76
J H M Gosden 468 80 95 17.09 37.39
M Johnston 435 66 73 15.17 31.95
M R Channon 176 19 22 10.80 23.30
S bin Suroor 227 43 60 18.94 45.37
D Menuisier 27 4 3 14.81 25.93
R Hannon 658 77 132 11.70 31.76
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
W Buick 449 83 100 18.49 40.76
James Doyle 438 75 97 17.12 39.27
S De Sousa 352 45 68 12.78 32.10
L Dettori 329 57 68 17.33 37.99
K T O Neill 55 3 8 5.45 20.00
J Fanning 229 26 34 11.35 26.20
Charles Bishop 50 7 3 14.00 20.00
William Cox 7 0 2 0.00 28.57
P Hanagan 324 31 59 9.57 27.78
R L Moore 440 74 100 16.82 39.55
Last run
Old Pers... Unplaced (6/5) at Pontefract - 268 days ago
Bow Stre... Won (1/4) at Kempton - 253 days ago
Istanbul... Won (3/1) at Goodwood - 276 days ago
Dukhan Won (13/8) at Chelmsford City - 265 days ago
Casey Jo... Won (7/4) at Newcastle - 110 days ago
Baileys ... Placed (6/1) at Nottingham - 280 days ago
Jazeel Placed (7/4) at Kempton - 277 days ago
Beautifu... Won (4/6) at Lingfield - 121 days ago
Danceter... Unplaced (12/1) at Nottingham - 280 days ago
Regiment... Unplaced (11/2) at Doncaster - 264 days ago
Odds (reduction) Time
Zoraya 16/1 (0p reduction) 18th April 01:00
Plunger (0p reduction) 18th April 13:44

Handicap: Yes

Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)

OLD PERSIAN did not appear to relish the very soft ground when a beaten favourite at Pontefract last October. The son of Dubawi is better judged on his defeat of Gronkowski in a novice race over 1m here the time before and his pedigree suggests that he should improve as a three-year-old. His stablemate Bow Street is another who makes plenty of appeal, having shown a high level of form in three quick starts late last year. He was only beaten a neck by an exciting prospect here in October and it would be no surprise to see him make up into a black-type performer later in the season. Beautiful Memory and Casey Jones also merit places on the shortlist, while Dukhan is another who cannot be discounted.