By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips
LORD North landed a huge gamble when winning the Bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket – backed down from 10-1 – to bag the £100,000 prize at 9-2.
Trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori the fromthehorsesmouth.tips selection Lord North gained a cool victory in the 30 runners field ahead of Beringer.
Good Birthday, trained by Andrew Balding, fromthehorsesmouth.tips each-way selection, finished third at 9-1, under Oisin Murphy.
Dettori had Lord North towards the rear in the early stages of the 1 mile 1 furlongs race, with the Italian superstar coolly coming through the field, winning by three-quarters of a length.
“Once I got daylight he came alive – and just took off. I was just laughing at the end, but at my age you have to enjoy yourself!,” quipped Dettori.
“I had to be patient and wait for my gaps – he had plenty left. He is learning and maturing into a proper racehorse. We will see if he can be a Group horse,” said Dettori.
“We might look towards the all-weather races. There are nice Listed races and then, of course, there is the Winter Derby route for him,” said Gosden.
“I thought this was a potential Group horse earlier in the year. He is a much happier horse now than he was.
“He won smoothly, but Beringer ran a great race in second,” said Gosden.
“Once I got serious with him, he went! Lord North has been gelded and now he’s going the right way. The signs are good,” said Dettori.
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