The Mark Johnston trained Themaxwecan ridden by jockey Ben Curtis got up on the line to win the Queen’s Cup Heritage Handicap over 1 mile and 6 furlongs on Saturday at Musselburgh racecourse.
The race is the annual big race run on the flat course.
Having come with a storming run from the middle of the field during the last furlong, Themaxwecan won by a neck from the Hollie Doyle-ridden Cardano, who then beat the other Mark Johnston trained runner Hochfeld by three-quarters of a length back in third.
After the race, trainer Mark Johnston spoke to ITV Racing and said: “Perhaps we must make an entry for Royal Ascot after that.”
Maxwecan is a 5yo gelding who is showing signs of improvement in his form as his handicap mark has gone from 74 to 98 since the start of last season. Having impressed today in winning, he is definitely one for the notebook.
Betway Queens Cup Heritage Handicap £75,000 added
1st Themaxwecan 13/2
2nd Cardano 7/1
3rd Hochfeld 16/1
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