Aaim To Prosper retains Betfred Cesarewitch title at Newmarket13/10/2012 - 15:54:56
Aaim To Prosper created history by becoming the first horse to win the Betfred Cesarewitch at Newmarket for a second time this afternoon.
The Brian Meehan-trained eight-year-old (66-1) has not been victorious since he struck in this race in 2010, but cashed in courtesy of a never-say-die ride by Kieren Fallon.
Countrywide Flame (7-1 favourite) looked like collaring Aaim To Prosper, but Meehan's charge was not for passing and held on by half a length.
A breathless Fallon said: "He was off the bridle all the way.
"He's tough as nails and he really wanted it.
"This bit of juice in the ground has helped.
"I thought we were playing for second but when he picked up, he found a new lease of life."
Tominator, having his first start for Jonjo O'Neill, also briefly threatened, but crossed the line in third, with Sir Mark Prescott's Motivado fourth.
Aaim To Prosper drifted off the rail into the path of Countrywide Flame but the runner-up was not making any ground at the line.
Meehan's top weight broke from stall one and charged along the far rail to provide Fallon with a big winner as the season draws to a close.
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