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 203 48 49 23.65 47.78
C Appleby & James Doyle 62 17 14 27.42 50.00
W J Haggas & S De Sousa 7 0 1 0.00 14.29
H Palmer & L Dettori 11 1 2 9.09 27.27
J H M Gosden & K T O Neill 10 2 2 20.00 40.00
M Johnston & J Fanning 143 18 20 12.59 26.57
M R Channon & Charles Bishop 43 6 2 13.95 18.60
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 48 3 6 6.25 18.75
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
C Appleby 408 90 100 22.06 46.57
C Appleby 408 90 100 22.06 46.57
W J Haggas 341 38 57 11.14 27.86
H Palmer 209 20 47 9.57 32.06
J H M Gosden 537 96 110 17.88 38.36
M Johnston 481 73 81 15.18 32.02
M R Channon 194 21 26 10.82 24.23
S bin Suroor 248 48 67 19.35 46.37
D Menuisier 39 7 3 17.95 25.64
R Hannon 739 84 144 11.37 30.85
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
W Buick 481 85 107 17.67 39.92
James Doyle 473 84 107 17.76 40.38
S De Sousa 388 47 76 12.11 31.70
L Dettori 366 63 80 17.21 39.07
K T O Neill 82 7 12 8.54 23.17
J Fanning 236 28 34 11.86 26.27
Charles Bishop 56 8 4 14.29 21.43
William Cox 21 2 5 9.52 33.33
P Hanagan 324 31 59 9.57 27.78
R L Moore 474 81 106 17.09 39.45
Last run
Old Pers... Unplaced (6/5) at Pontefract - 393 days ago
Bow Stre... Won (1/4) at Kempton - 378 days ago
Istanbul... Won (3/1) at Goodwood - 401 days ago
Dukhan Won (13/8) at Chelmsford City - 390 days ago
Casey Jo... Won (7/4) at Newcastle - 235 days ago
Baileys ... Placed (6/1) at Nottingham - 405 days ago
Jazeel Placed (7/4) at Kempton - 402 days ago
Beautifu... Won (4/6) at Lingfield - 246 days ago
Danceter... Unplaced (12/1) at Nottingham - 405 days ago
Regiment... Unplaced (11/2) at Doncaster - 389 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.