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 197 48 46 24.37 47.72
C Appleby & James Doyle 60 17 14 28.33 51.67
W J Haggas & S De Sousa 6 0 1 0.00 16.67
H Palmer & L Dettori 11 1 2 9.09 27.27
J H M Gosden & K T O Neill 7 1 1 14.29 28.57
M Johnston & J Fanning 142 18 20 12.68 26.76
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 45 3 5 6.67 17.78
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
C Appleby 394 90 96 22.84 47.21
C Appleby 394 90 96 22.84 47.21
W J Haggas 316 34 52 10.76 27.22
H Palmer 203 20 47 9.85 33.00
J H M Gosden 492 87 99 17.68 37.80
M Johnston 454 71 73 15.64 31.72
M R Channon 185 19 23 10.27 22.70
S bin Suroor 239 47 64 19.67 46.44
D Menuisier 34 7 3 20.59 29.41
R Hannon 699 82 138 11.73 31.47
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
W Buick 459 84 102 18.30 40.52
James Doyle 463 83 104 17.93 40.39
S De Sousa 359 45 69 12.53 31.75
L Dettori 339 57 71 16.81 37.76
K T O Neill 67 5 10 7.46 22.39
J Fanning 234 27 34 11.54 26.07
Charles Bishop 50 7 3 14.00 20.00
William Cox 14 1 5 7.14 42.86
P Hanagan 324 31 59 9.57 27.78
R L Moore 449 75 101 16.70 39.20
Last run
Old Pers... Unplaced (6/5) at Pontefract - 330 days ago
Bow Stre... Won (1/4) at Kempton - 315 days ago
Istanbul... Won (3/1) at Goodwood - 338 days ago
Dukhan Won (13/8) at Chelmsford City - 327 days ago
Casey Jo... Won (7/4) at Newcastle - 172 days ago
Baileys ... Placed (6/1) at Nottingham - 342 days ago
Jazeel Placed (7/4) at Kempton - 339 days ago
Beautifu... Won (4/6) at Lingfield - 183 days ago
Danceter... Unplaced (12/1) at Nottingham - 342 days ago
Regiment... Unplaced (11/2) at Doncaster - 326 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.