Astro King wins Cambridgeshire for Küblers


Daniel and Claire Kubler’s Astro King pounced late to land the bet365 Cambridgeshire beneath top-weight at Newmarket.

The six-yar-old gelding was a 20-1 likelihood beneath Richard Kingscote and travelled on the within because the 34-strong area cut up into a number of teams down the Rowley Mile.

At one stage the race seemed to be taking place on the opposite facet, however as Greek Order, the smooth-travelling 5-2 favorite, accelerated down the centre as a niche lastly got here for Harry and Roger Charlton’s hotpot, he took with him the Kubler challenger.

Within the ultimate strides the 2 locked horns and it was Astro King that simply put his head right down to seal a precious triumph by half a size beneath the burden of 9st 12lb.

“We didn’t pay a fortune for him and also you all the time purchase hoping you’ll be able to win races like this. It doesn’t work fairly often however it has labored very properly with him,” mentioned Daniel Kubler.

“After the John Smith’s Cup the race again at York was the apparent goal and the way he ran there was going to dictate the place we went subsequent.

“William (Buick, jockey) mentioned he may get a mile and a half and we thought-about it, however once we checked out all of the choices and also you checked out this you thought ‘they’ll go an enormous gallop and you should get a mile and 1 / 4’.

“The prize-money is big, there is just one Cambridgeshire and what was the choice?

“We must go into stakes firm now. He may have run in a Listed race however they’re value £50,000 or £60,000 and that is value £100,000 to the winner.

“That is large for the group as all of them work actually laborious. Everybody desires to compete on the highest ranges and to win a giant handicap like this, hopefully now everyone seems to be wanting ahead to the following step.

“We’ve received some good horses and we’ve got had a great season, however it means a bit to be profitable on the largest phases. It’s particular for them.”

Relating to future plans, a visit to the Center East might be on the agenda for the Bahrain Worldwide Trophy in mid-November.

Kubler mentioned: “You hope one thing like this goes properly and hopefully he is perhaps rated excessive sufficient to go on the market. Will probably be quick floor over 10 furlongs and it’s a large prize.

“The horse owes no one something so you could as properly have a go and see what occurs. He’s six years previous so there isn’t a level saving him for subsequent season. You might as properly take pleasure in him.

“We are going to critically contemplate it.”

Courtesy of At The Races

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