Wis­sahickon shows his Cam­bridge class

Sunday Sun - - Racing -

Frankie Det­tori rid­ing Wis­sahickon, left, wins The Bet365 Cam­bridgeshire Hand­i­cap Stakes WIS­SAHICKON proved a dif­fer­ent class to his ri­vals in the bet365 Cam­bridgeshire at Newmarket.

The three-year-old had won three of his pre­vi­ous four starts this sea­son and was an 11-1 shot to pro­vide trainer John Gosden with a fourth vic­tory in the first leg of the au­tumn dou­ble.

Frankie Det­tori, bid­ding for his first vic­tory in the race since scor­ing aboard the Gosden-trained Halling in 1994, cut a con­fi­dent fig­ure in the sad­dle for much of the nine-fur­long jour­ney, set­tling Wis­sahickon to­wards the rear of the larger group that raced on the far side of the track.

Det­tori an­gled his mount to­wards the cen­tre of the course with a cou­ple of fur­longs to run and he quickly made his way through the field, tak­ing over the lead from Via Via pass­ing the fi­nal fur­long marker.

From there the re­sult was never in doubt, with Det­tori only hav­ing to push Wis­sahickon out to the line to score by three and three-quar­ter lengths.

Mordin, Via Via and Sabador were sec­ond, third and fourth re­spec­tively.

Ir­ish Cam­bridgeshire win­ner Kenya was the 8-1 favourite to pro­vide trainer Ai­dan O’Brien with a big-race four-timer on the day, but fin­ished well-beaten af­ter rac­ing promi­nently.

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