Richard Fahey’s Bengali Boys bolted up in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on Saturday


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Richard Fahey’s two-year-old sprinted clear of the field at Newbury on Saturday as he gave trainer Richard Fahey a third win in the race in impressive fashion

BENGALI BOYS routed the opposition to give Richard Fahey a third win in the £200,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint in five years at Newbury.

One of five runners for the Malton handler, which also included the well-backed favourite Maggies Angel, there was only one horse in it from some way out.


With two furlongs to run Barry McHugh kicked him into a clear advantage and he drew further and further clear, with the 12-1 chance winning by six lengths.

Declarationoflove stayed on to take second for Tom Clover, with Maggies Angel eventually picking up third place.

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Bengali Boys comes home miles clear of the rest of the field

Fahey won the valuable prize in 2012 with Peniaphobia and Lathom two years ago.

McHugh said: “He’d go again, what a star of a horse he is, to travel in that ground and win like he did.

“I came down with Richard in the car and I was worried about the filly (Maggies Angel), but this lad has tightened up a hell of a lot since his break and he wasn’t a no hoper.

“This is what it’s all about for owners now, to get one at a reasonable price and win a pot like this – it pays for his way and a few others.”

Fahey said: “It looks like he likes that ground! He’d been working well and had some solid form.

“It’s a race we target every year, and we’ve won it three out of the last five now.”

He added: “I said the day we bought him he’d win the Weatherbys Super Sprint, it’s not often you can say that.”

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