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 164 38 38 23.17 46.34
C Appleby & James Doyle 47 13 12 27.66 53.19
W J Haggas & S De Sousa 5 0 1 0.00 20.00
H Palmer & L Dettori 9 1 1 11.11 22.22
J H M Gosden & K T O Neill 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
M Johnston & J Fanning 132 15 18 11.36 25.00
M R Channon & Charles Bishop 39 6 2 15.38 20.51
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 35 3 4 8.57 20.00
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
C Appleby 335 76 79 22.69 46.27
C Appleby 335 76 79 22.69 46.27
W J Haggas 284 31 47 10.92 27.46
H Palmer 167 19 40 11.38 35.33
J H M Gosden 425 74 86 17.41 37.65
M Johnston 393 61 66 15.52 32.32
M R Channon 164 18 21 10.98 23.78
S bin Suroor 220 41 58 18.64 45.00
D Menuisier 26 3 3 11.54 23.08
R Hannon 604 70 120 11.59 31.46
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
W Buick 406 71 91 17.49 39.90
James Doyle 392 69 89 17.60 40.31
S De Sousa 327 41 63 12.54 31.80
L Dettori 309 53 63 17.15 37.54
K T O Neill 53 3 8 5.66 20.75
J Fanning 218 24 31 11.01 25.23
Charles Bishop 47 7 3 14.89 21.28
William Cox 6 0 2 0.00 33.33
P Hanagan 310 30 57 9.68 28.06
R L Moore 404 69 89 17.08 39.11
Last run
Old Pers... Unplaced (6/5) at Pontefract - 181 days ago
Bow Stre... Won (1/4) at Kempton - 166 days ago
Istanbul... Won (3/1) at Goodwood - 189 days ago
Dukhan Won (13/8) at Chelmsford City - 178 days ago
Casey Jo... Won (7/4) at Newcastle - 23 days ago
Baileys ... Placed (6/1) at Nottingham - 193 days ago
Jazeel Placed (7/4) at Kempton - 190 days ago
Beautifu... Won (4/6) at Lingfield - 34 days ago
Danceter... Unplaced (12/1) at Nottingham - 193 days ago
Regiment... Unplaced (11/2) at Doncaster - 177 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.