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Burning Cash

Burning Cash was a 150/1 shot for the Flying Childers, but he out-run those odds by a long way with a fine performance to finish fourth behind Ubettabelieveit. He was unlucky not to finish closer too. He travelled well through his race in the far side group and, still last of the seven horses in that group on the run to the furlong pole, he picked up when Paul Mulrennan asked him to, but he ran out of racing room when Ubettabelieveit and Steel Bull converged in front of him. Switched to his left and into the clear, he ran on again close home to take fourth place, just losing out on third to Measure Of Magic, who raced against the stands rail.

This was a career-best from Paul Midgley’s horse, but he obviously deserved his place in the line-up in this Group 2 contest. He won his maiden at Chepstow in July by seven lengths and, if he hadn’t been beaten at a relatively short price at Hamilton on soft ground on his final run before Friday, he wouldn’t have been allowed go off at such a big price. It may be that he was flattered by this run, and by his Chepstow win, when he raced up the rail, but it is more likely that he is a talented individual who may be under-rated again.

Doncaster, 11th September 2020