Bronze Angel lands second Cambridgeshire Handicap

Louis Steward on Bronze Angel
Winning jockey Steward is one of the sport's rising stars

Bronze Angel won his second Cambridgeshire Handicap after a decisive victory at Newmarket.

The 14-1 chance, ridden by talented apprentice Louis Steward, had triumphed in the 2012 race.

The five-year-old, trained by Marcus Tregoning, is the first horse to win twice in the race since Rambo's Hall's successes in 1989 and 1992.

Velox (8-1) and Niceofyoutotellme (10-1) finished in a dead-heat for second, two-and-a-quarter lengths back.

It was a 50th victory for Steward, who won last month's Ebor Handicap at York for Johnny Murtagh on Mutual Regard and means he loses his 5lb claim.

"He loves a big field, and this is when he comes best on this quick ground," said Steward afterwards. "We're lucky to have this ground at this time of year.

"He travels so well, he kept getting bumped about a bit but he just kept travelling and I tried to produce him as late as I could and it worked.

"The favourite [Cornrow] and Velox were drawn on other side and I was just hoping I could get a nice lead, as he likes coming through horses.

"It's a great training performance from Mr Tregoning, he knows him inside and out."

Hampshire-based Tregoning was full of praise for the winning partnership.

"The horse is a consistent performer. He loves fast ground and a mile and one is perfect," he said.

"We had to claim off him, Martin Dwyer would have ridden him but we felt the claim was important and this guy [Steward] is riding full of confidence - he's very calm and rode him very well."

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