Bentley Biscuit falls in at Rosehill

By Jo Adams (Thoroughbred News Australia) - 8 October 2005

The promising four-year-old Bentley Biscuit kept his unbeaten record when winning by a narrow margin at Rosehill on Saturday afternoon.

Ridden by apprentice Danny Langridge, the Gai Waterhouse trained gelding started a red-hot $1.26 favourite and scored by a head to Ashkabar (Zac Purton) with Mr Aristos (Allan Robsinon) a further length and three quarters away.

The 1300m event was run at a slow pace with Ashkabar having an easy time of it front with Bentley Biscuit settled off the pace, last of the five runners but three wide.

Around the home corner and the Biscuit was four deep but this gave him every chance when he was let down, but then when he went to the line he looked like an immature youngster wanting to hang in when placed under pressure.

Looking like he was going to the line quite comfortably it was a shock to backers of the fours on favourite when Langridge suddenly sat up thinking it was all over.

Ashkabar kicked back and the slim margin of a head was very nearly the undoing of Langridge who is bound to be answering a few questions from the stewards later on in the afternoon.

Bentley Biscuit is by Peintre Celebre from Tycoon Joy and his record now stands at five wins from five starts for $113,100 in earnings.

NOTE: Tycoon Joy is a half sister to Light Up The World, the dam of Conatus, yet another exciting horse from the Denise’s Joy family (Plaintree Farms)

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