Cecil strikes at Newmarket

Henry Cecil has enjoyed a fine back-end to the season at Newmarket today as he struck with Timepiece in the Listed Casino At bet365.com EBF Montrose Fillies' Stakes.

Henry Cecil has enjoyed a fine back-end to the season at Newmarket today as he struck with Timepiece in the Listed Casino At bet365.com EBF Montrose Fillies' Stakes.

Just like his Group One winner a fortnight ago the half-sister to Passage Of Time, who took this prize in 2006, races in the colours of Prince Khalid Abdullah.

She was well-supported into 4-1 and dug deep for Eddie Ahern to get the better of a sustained duel with Nurture by a nose with four and a half lengths back to Clarietta.

Cecil said: "She did very well to win as she's going over the top and didn't like the ground. I promise that you haven't seen the best of her."

However Ahern was given a one-day ban (November 14) for using his whip with excessive frequency.

Michael Jarvis, visiting a racecourse for just the second time after a heart operation, also enjoyed a fine afternoon as just after watching his beloved Arsenal defeat bitter rivals Spurs, he landed the Listed bet365.com James Seymour Stakes with Laaheb.

Richard Hills gave the 3-1 shot the office over a furlong out and he stayed on well to outpoint odds-on favourite Prince Siegfried by a length.

"He's been very progressive all year after not running as a two-year-old because of a fractured pastern," said Jarvis.

"He'll have a nice rest and will be a nice horse for next year."

Prince Of Dance (7-2) under Richard Kingscote got the better of a three-way finish to prove a head too powerful for Shaweel with Bushman a neck away in the Listed bet365 Ben Marshall Stakes.

Winning trainer Tom Dascombe said: "A bit of cut helps him as he enjoys it like most Danehill Dancers, but I don't think that he has to have it. He won't go to Dubai - maybe next year."

Frankie Dettori received a two-day ban on the runner-up for using his whip with excessive frequency and is unable to ride on November 14 and 16.

He enjoyed better fortune on 7-4 favourite Secrecy, who went clear in a matter of strides a furlong from home in the bet365 Best Odds Handicap, beating Benandonner by five lengths.

Godolphin's racing manager Simon Crisford said: "It was really pleasing to see him returning to winning ways. He's off to Dubai for the Carnival."

George Moore saddled a rare runner at Newmarket and returned to Middleham with a winner after Jimmy Fortune showed all of his strength on Take It To The Max in the bet365 08000 322365 Zetland Conditions Stakes.

The pair just got the better of Dettori on the 7-4 favourite Anhar by a short-head.

The winning handler said: "We thought that he was crying out for this trip (a mile and a quarter) and the rain came just in time. He's won a short-head so he might go up a pound!"

Stallion Oasis Dream supplied his third juvenile maiden winner at Headquarters in two days when the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Revered justified 13-8 favouritism in division one of the Financials At bet365 EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

Kieren Fallon just managed to hold off Call To Reason by half a length.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to winning owner Khalid Abdullah, enjoying the first leg of a 13-1 double, said: "Revered is from the right family and has done it very nicely. All the boxes are ticked going into the winter."

The second division went to Brian Meehan's Field Day, ridden by Martin Dwyer, who belied her 14-1 odds to beat Scorn by a length and a half with the same distance back to the well-touted Safina.

Paddy Power introduced the winner at 25-1 for both the Stan James 1,000 Guineas and Investec Oaks, while Stan James were less impressed going 33-1 for the former.

Patrick MacEwan, Meehan's assistant, said: "Martin thinks that she could be a Guineas filly and she is a real superstar."

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