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Horse Racing

Marsh Cup target for Plate winner Who Dares Wins

16th July 2019, 10:53 by Craig Smithson

Who Dares Wins is likely to follow up his Northumberland Plate victory with a run out in Saturday's Marsh Cup at Newbury.

The Alan King-trained seven-year-old made a late surge to nick the Plate win ahead of Dubawi Fifty on the line in what was his first race victory.

The plan for Who Dares Wins was to potentially move to a career over fences later in the year. However, the June 29 win at Gosforth Park has spurred connections into giving him another run out on the flat in this weekend's two-mile handicap.

Part-owner Henry Ponsonby said: "If the rain comes, we might run at Newbury. He's in at Goodwood (Goodwood Cup) as well.

"He is ground dependent. We'll never run him on good to firm, he'll only run on good or softer.

"We planned the Northumberland Plate in December. Because he needs the ground, we made the Chester Cup and Newcastle his main targets and he was second in one and won the other.

"He'll go novice chasing. We're not talking about Uttoxeter and Fontwell, we're hoping he'll be at Cheltenham as he's a proper horse."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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